At our school we want pupils to be enjoy technology responsibly. Technology is everywhere and will play a pivotal part in students' lives. Therefore, we want to model and educate our pupils on how to use technology positively, responsibly and safely. We recognise that the best prevention for a lot of issues we currently see with technology/social media is through education. Building knowledge in this subject will allow pupils to effectively demonstrate their learning through creative use of technology
We utilise TeachComputing to support staff to best embed and cover every element of the computing curriculum. The knowledge/skills statements build year on year to deepen and challenge our learners. (see below for our curriculum coverage)
We encourage our children to enjoy and value the curriculum we deliver. We want learners to discuss, reflect and appreciate the impact computing has on their learning, development and well being. Finding the right balance with technology is key to an effective education and a healthy life-style. The way pupils showcase, share, celebrate and publish their work will best show the impact of our curriculum. We also look for evidence through reviewing pupil’s knowledge and skills digitally through tools like Google Drive, through assemblies, on Google Classroom, through pupil voice and observing learning.
Dear Parents and Carers,
On Tuesday 7th February we will be joining schools and youth organisations across the UK in celebrating Safer Internet Day 2023. Safer Internet Day is a global campaign to promote the safe and responsible use of technology, which calls on children and young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers and more, to help to create a better internet.
Using the internet safely and positively is a key message that we promote in school, and celebrating Safer Internet Day is a great opportunity for us to re-emphasise the online safety messages we deliver throughout the year.
We would be delighted if you could join us in celebrating the day by continuing the conversation at home. To help you with this, the UK Safer Internet Centre have created some free activities and information for parents and carers which are available at: www.saferinternet.org.uk/ SID-parents.
Whether you have 5 minutes to start a conversation or hours to spare, there are top tips, quizzes and films which you can use at home with your child.
If you have any concerns or questions about keeping your child safe online, please do get in touch.
We learnt about how bullying can be subtle and happen unexpectedly at different times and different ways. Here we looked at someone who decided to take revenge on someone he felt was a bully. In the end, through his misuse of technology and social media, he ended up becoming the bully and was shocked when he realised what had happened.
This energetic session gave us lots of ideas and much to reflect on, as well as providing a number of useful tips to stay safe online and support our friends.
There was a specific session run for the younger children, with the older children in the school (Years 4, 5, 6) having a session later in the afternoon.