Computing

Boys are encouraged to use technology as a tool to learn in all aspects of the curriculum. Pupils attend discrete computing lessons once a week in which they are equipped with the skills to use a computer effectively to learn. Surface Go devices are available to pupils in Years 1, 2 and 3 as required during lessons.

Laptops and iPads are used effectively to learn across the curriculum and boys are encouraged to become independent learners. Every classroom is equipped with an interactive touch screen and 1:1 iPads are available to all Year 2 and Year 3 pupils.

Discrete computing lessons broadly follow the national computing curriculum objectives with more emphasis placed upon learning in a curriculum context rather than learning discrete computing and digital literacy skills for the sake of it. This enables boys to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information. Lessons also focus on developing the skills necessary for children to be able to use information in a discriminating and effective way. Digital literacy skills are a major factor in enabling children to be confident, creative and independent learners.

Online Safety Resources for Parents:

Common Sense Media is an independent organisation that provides reviews on a wide range of digital and online content and also offers E-safety guidance.

http://www.commonsensemedia.org/

UK Safer Internet information

http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/

The Vodafone Digital Parenting Magazine:

Issue 9

Vodafone Digital Parenting Resource Page

CEOP also has a great website of information on E-Safety for both parents and children:

https://www.ceop.police.uk/Safety-Centre/How-can-CEOP-help-me-YP/

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

Think U Know website from the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP)

http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

Government Guidance:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/indecent-images-of-children-guidance-for-young-people/indecent-images-of-children-guidance-for-young-people

https://www.disrespectnobody.co.uk/

Online Safety Resources for Pupils:

http://www.childnet.com/young-people

http://www.safetynetkids.org.uk/

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/young-people

https://www.bbc.com/ownit