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Learning Together, Rooted in God.


OUR SCHOOL STATEMENT OF INTENT

Learning together, rooted in God, pupils at St Lawrence Church of England Primary School are easy to distinguish by the personal qualities they present. They are happy, confidentarticulate children with a love of learning, who recognise and celebrate their own individuality and that of other members of our community. They are generouskind and welcoming; they are forgiving and understand justice. With God by their side, they face the world with resilienceintegrity and joy.

COMPUTING

The school Statement of Intent is at the very heart of everything we do in school. In computing, we implement it by making sure our pupils leave primary school equipped for the ever-developing technological world. We ensure that children are confident in their understanding and application of technology, how it can be used and what can be achieved with it. Children are able to articulate their abilities and demonstrate these capabilities through use of software as well ‘unplugged’ activities, where we discuss and feed back to each other without the need for a piece of technology to be involved. Computing offers many opportunities to demonstrate resilience, we ensure that the curriculum is suitably challenging for all pupils, no matter their previous understanding. We strive to prepare children for the future of this changing subject and look to ensure that they can see the impact that it can have on lives. We look to build on the National Curriculum by using technology as a way for children to express themselves and to show how these tools, once understood, can connect us to the outside world in many different ways.

COMPUTING CURRICULUM

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. Each year group focuses on a unique set of programmes and technology.

KEY STAGE 1 

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

SAFER INTERNET DAY – This is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people, and inspire a national conversation. On this day, we will be discussing how to protect yourself whilst using the internet and increasing the children’s awareness of ways to stay safe. This would be a good time to start a conversation with your child reminding them of the importance of staying safe online, and check their settings on any devices they have access to.  This link gives you up to date information as a Parent/ Guardian www.lancashiresafeguarding.org.uk/online-safeguarding

Top 5 tips for keeping safe online:

1.      Be careful what you share. Once something is online, it's out of your control. ...

2.     NEVER meet people you don't know in person. Even if you get on with them online, you never know who they really are.

3.     Use a complex password. ...

4.     Check your privacy settings. ...

5.     Talk about it.

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 – 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 – 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 wasn’t great which was a shame, but I found it really useful. I managed to go home and alter loads of stuff on my child’s IPad I didn’t 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 didn’t even know existed, and got rid of the ‘normal’ one which I really didn’t like him using.

I feel so much better now I’ve 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 can’t access, so it really was very helpful. I also managed to have a chat with him, and explained why I’ve 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 didn’t get chance to attend the meeting and would like to make your child’s 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.