Computing plays a vital part in the education of young children. Technologies are developing at a rapid pace and children are eager and enthusiastic about developing their expertise with a wide range of equipment. We recognise and value the importance of teaching our children new skills which they can build upon in the future, and pride ourselves on our innovative approach to using new technologies within the classroom. We follow the programmes of study for Computing in National Curriculum. Children are taught throughout the year about safe internet use.
Each classroom is equipped with at a bank of p.c.s,listening/recording equipment and a digital camera. We are also lucky enough to have a class set of Learnpads which we use across the curriculum. Roamers and BeeBots are also used. These give the children experience in estimating and programming movement and direction.
All of our children are issued with log in details so they can access an educational website called Purple Mash at home as well as within school.
Year 2 children are also able to attend a weekly IT club.
The internet is used by all ages and has become an integral part of children’s lives, which is why we take great care to ensure we pass on the important message of E-Safety at school and at home when using the internet.
E-Safety is part of our computing curriculum and is also discussed in detail every year when we have E-Safety week where we hold a special assembly focusing on this important topic and working on activities to remind us of the rules for staying safe on line.
Please find below some helpful E-Safety websites for Parents:
In Reception, parents are sent updates via Class DoJo messenger and blog. There is a voluntary service where parents can respond to posts but please note that it is down to the class teacher to respond at a convenient time, if appropriate. If you have anything you need to discuss with your class teacher, please do not use this medium but contact the school office instead.