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Computing

Children have discrete computing lessons in which they have access to our many Chromebooks. During this time they develop skills which enable them to become digitally literate, understand the fundamentals of computer science and be confident users of technology.

In line with the new National Curriculum, we have created our own scheme of work for computing. Children will learn skills across a range of topics including coding and programming their own games and apps! There is also opportunity for them to develop and refine other computer life skills such as typing, word processing, data handling, creating and editing pictures etc.

Alongside these lessons, children use ICT in the wider curriculum to develop their skills and present, publish, and organise their learning. We have developed the use of cloud technology across the federation (see RMUnify page).

 

Online Safety

Central to our computing curriculum is the development of an understanding about how to keep safe online, how to protect our information, and to be aware of the signs and risks of cyber-bullying. Online / E-safety covers all aspects of electronic media, e.g. mobile phones.  It means ensuring that children and young people are protected from harm and supported to achieve the maximum benefit from new and developing technologies whilst minimising risk to themselves or others.

 

The aim of promoting online safety is to protect young people from the adverse consequences of access or use of electronic media, including from bullying, inappropriate behaviour or exploitation. In our school children are taught specific rules regarding online safety through direct teaching at an age-appropriate level. We also support parents and families to ensure internet safety for their children.

 

For more information about Computing, please contact our subject leader, Mr Russell Billingham (based at Askrigg): r.billingham@b-a-wb.co.uk.