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COMPUTING CURRICULUM

This subject is incorporated into all aspects of the curriculum at every level. We have at least four computers in each classroom as well as a trolley of laptop computers that are linked to the internet through Lancashire Intranet. The interactive whiteboards in every classroom stimulate children's interest and enrich their learning across the curriculum in ways only recently possible Ė the internet, video and audio resources, global reference materials are all available on demand for the whole class and their teachers during lessons. We also have an ICT suite of 15 computers that children have access to in class groups.

Each year group is taught the statutory requirements as set out in the National Curriculum 2014. Links to these objectives can be found below. Exemplified objectives for Computing can be found on each class page in the form of half-termly curriculum maps. Each year group focuses on a unique set of programmes and technology.

Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2)

In Year 1 the children use 2Simple, Beebots, cameras, the iPad cameras and the Beebot iPad app. 

They are taught to:

- Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content.

- Recognise common uses of information technology beyond school.

- Use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other technologies.


In Year 2 the children use Pivot Stick Animator, Scratch, Hour of Code, cameras and the iPad cameras.

They are taught to:

- Understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions.

- Create and debug simple programs.

- Use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs.

- Use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other technologies.


Key Stage 2

In Year 3 the children use digital cameras, the iPad cameras, Hour of Code and Word.

Children are taught to:

- Design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts.

- Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information.

- Use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content.

- Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable / unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.


In Year 4 the children use Kodu, cameras, iPad cameras, MaKey MaKey boards and the internet.

The children are taught to:

- Design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts.

- Use sequence, selection and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output.

- Use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs.

- Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information.

- Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable / unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.


In Year 5 the children use iPad cameras, the internet, Microsoft Office and Movie Maker.

They are taught to:

- Understand computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the world wide web; and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration.

- Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable / unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.


In Year 6 the children use Barefoot Computing, Scratch, Microsoft Office and the internet.

They are taught to:

- Design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts.

- Understand computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the world wide web; and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration.

- Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable / unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.

 

ONLINE SAFETY

The internet is such an integral part of children's lives these days. It opens up so many educational and social opportunities, giving them access to, quite literally, a world of information and experiences.

Whether on a computer at school, a laptop at home, a games console or mobile phone, children and young people are increasingly accessing the internet whenever they can and wherever they are.

As you would protect your child in the real world, you will want to make sure that they are safe whatever they are doing. Like learning to cross the road, online safety skills are skills for life. If your child understands the risks and can make sensible and informed choices online, they can get the most from the internet and stay safe whilst doing so Ė particularly from those people who might seek them out to harm them.

SO, HOW CAN YOU PROTECT YOUR CHILD ONLINE?

The answer is simple. If you understand the internet and understand what the risks are, there are a number of things you can do that will make your child safer online...

 

The following link to Lancashire County Council's Intranet Site will give you a wealth of information:

http://www.lancsngfl.ac.uk/esafety/?s=4ecf8c11362a34159cd25ebc03240064

DOCUMENTS HANDED TO PARENTS AT THE E-SAFETY MEETING

Think You Know

Mobile Phone Guidance

Becta

Games Console Guidance


ONLINE SAFETY MEETING Ė Thank you to those who attended the meeting.  I do think that the message delivered is an important one. I had the following feedback from one of the attendees:

I just wanted to give you some positive feedback for the meeting last night. I know the turn out wasnít great which was a shame, but I found it really useful. I managed to go home and alter loads of stuff on my childís IPad I didnít even know was there, restricting a lot he can do making and it a lot more suitable for him. We have downloaded the Kids Youtube App which again I didnít even know existed, and got rid of the Ďnormalí one which I really didnít like him using.

I feel so much better now Iíve just made these few changes and have still got a few more to do, I feel a lot more in control and comfortable about what he can and canít access, so it really was very helpful. I also managed to have a chat with him, and explained why Iíve made these changes; it helped give us a starting point. I will use some of the videos we watched just to help explain things more.

If you didnít get chance to attend the meeting and would like to make your childís internet access safer, accessing the following links would be a good starting point:

'The Parents' and Carers' Guide to the Internet', has been created by CEOP to provide a light hearted and realistic look at what it takes to be a better online parent.
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/parentsguide/

How to set up the parental controls offered by your internet provider (UK Safer Internet Centre).
http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-and-resources/parents-and-carers/parental-controls

A Parents' Guide to Instagram
http://dwn5wtkv5mp2x.cloudfront.net/downloads/A_Parents_Guide_to_Instagram.pdf

The 'Digital Parenting Guide' from Vodaphone "Read about the very latest technology and challenges in our new magazine - our Expert View articles, 'How to' guides and Take Action checklists will help you to stay up-to-date and feel more confident about getting involved."
http://www.vodafone.com/content/index/parents/about_digital_parenting/Resources.html


In the first week of the Spring Term we ran an online safety focus week with the children. The computing reps to charge of recording the week in a lovely scrap book which we are looking forward to filling with much more computing work from across the school. The reps then also presented their findings from their work on online safety during Family Worship that week.