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Computing is an ever-changing part of our day to day lives, which also comes with increasing risk. At Walesby C of E Primary School, we aim to equip the children to enter this environment by enabling them to find, explore, analyse, present and exchange information in digital form. Through both our PSHCE and computing curriculum, we promote the importance of online safety and staying safe using technology. 

Computing National Curriculum Outcomes

 

 

Understanding Technoloy

Programming

Digital Literacy

Online Saftey

EYFS

As part of children’s ‘Understanding of the World’ they need recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools. They select and use technology for particular purposes. Teaching is linked to current topics, subjects and child initiated learning.

KS1

  • Recognise common uses of information technology beyond school
  • 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 purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content
  • 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 online technologies.

KS2

  • 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.

 

 

  • 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 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.

How is computing taught at our school?

At Walesby C of E Primary School, we follow the National Curriculum for computing. We follow the Switched on Computing scheme and the Learn to Code scheme from Rising Stars to inform our planning. Written for the new curriculum, Switched on Computing offers creative units using the latest free software. This follows the computing national curriculum throughout KS1 and KS2. We also follow this scheme for our Early Years provision.

 

Here at Walesby C of E Primary School, we promote cross-curricular learning throughout the curriculum. Computing is encouraged to be part of all subjects and other subjects are linked in to computing sessions.

Online Safety 

Online safety is taught throughout our computing curriculum and links to our PSHCE sessions and our collective worship. We hope to enable our children to have the right to enjoy childhood online and be safe on online spaces that are appropriate to their age. As they grow older, this will support them with making a positive contributions online and have an awareness of both their and other poeple's presence online. 

 

Our teaching of online safety covers 8 keys areas:

 

 - Self Image and Identity

 - Online Relationships 

 - Online Reputation 

 - Online bullying 

 - Managing Online information 

 - Health, Well-being and Lifestyle 

 - Privacy and Security 

 - Copyright and Ownership

 

Computing Links 

Useful Websites for Online Safety

 

For further information and links please look on our 'parents page.'

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