COMPUTING

At Kings Avenue Primary School, we believe that Computing and the use of ICT is central to the education of all children. We use it to support teaching and learning in English, Science and Design and Technology, Topic and Mathematics where children develop skills such as presenting and researching information. In line with the national curriculum, we acknowledge that a high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world.

We aim to give each pupil the opportunity to apply and develop their technological understanding and skills across a wide range of situations and tasks.Pupils are involved in blogging, film-making, coding, debugging and many other technology related activities. Initially pupils are taught that an Algorithm is a set of instructions. This is learnt through a variety of ways including programming bee bots and then progressing onto more complex algorithms.

Effective and innovative use of technology leads to improved outcomes for writing, motivated and engaged pupils, broader access to digital resources and increased opportunities for creativity and pupils are encouraged to develop a confident and safe approach to Computing and the use of ICT.

We ensure that our pupils leave school equipped with the skills and motivation to become effective, productive, creative and safe users of technology. With the knowledge that Computing and ICT will undoubtedly continue to form a major part in student’s life at home, in further education and places of work, we ensure that these experiences and abilities that the children are equipped with at King’s Avenue Primary School, are effective and transferrable life skills.

E-safety

Information on our school approach to E-safety can be found in the E-safety Policy.

The internet is an amazing place, it allows you to see more, learn more and have lots of fun.

In order to make sure we stay safe online we encourage all pupils to follow the ‘Click Clever, Click safe’ code of ‘Zip it, Block it, Flag it’.

Zip It – Keep your personal stuff private and think about what you say and do online.

Block it – Block people who send nasty messages and don’t open unknown links and attachments.

Flag it – Flag up with someone you trust if anything upsets you or if someone asks to meet you offline.

If you are worried about Online Safety or would just like to know more about how your child can use technology responsibly then have a look at these useful websites.

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

https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

CEOP Safety Centre – internet safety – CEOP

http://www.yhgfl.net/eSafety/Parents

http://www.childnet-int.org/kia/parents/cd/

http://www.hectorsworld.com/island/index.html

Vodafone – digital parenting  (recommended)

NSPCC – Share Aware 

A parents guide to Facebook

Childnet Guide for Parents on Social Networking 

How to manage privacy settings on Facebook