Computers are now part of everyday life. For most of us, technology is essential to our lives, at home and at work. ‘Computational thinking’ is a skill children must be taught if they are to be ready for the workplace and able to participate effectively in this digital world.
This has been developed to equip young people in England with the foundational skills, knowledge and understanding of computing they will need for the rest of their lives. Through the new programme of study for computing, they will learn how computers and computer systems work, they will design and build programs, develop their ideas using technology and create a range of content (Computing in the national curriculum, A guide for primary teachers).
This new national curriculum for computing is to be implemented from September 2014 and provides us with an exciting opportunity to reinvigorate teaching and learning in this important area of the curriculum.
ICT features in all curriculum areas at some point. In an ever-changing technological world we believe it is important the children are equipped to use technology safely and appropriately.
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We provide an E-Safety session as part of our Curriculum Evening, provide you with a guidance to help to protect your child and to ensure that they are enjoying the Internet safely and how to deal with inappropriate material should it arise.
Thinkuknow is one of the website used in our school to educate our pupils about how to stay safe online. As parents / carers you can play a fundamental role in this aspect of their education. To stay up to date with further information and advice, please visit www.thinkuknow.co.uk.
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Globally, Safer Internet Day will be celebrated on the Tuesday 6th of February 2018 which offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community. We will celebrate this as well as it will be a part of our E-safety Week.