At Fordham CE Primary School, computing is taught discretely and as a means for supporting other areas of the curriculum. We use of a range of electronic devices including IPads, laptops, digital cameras, visualisers and roamers throughout the school. The children are encouraged to communicate ideas and information in a variety of ways using appropriate software to enhance their learning. There are four main areas in the computing curriculum:
- Understanding computer networks
- E-safety - click here to find out more about how we teach and recognise the importance of online safety
- Digital Literacy
- Programming and Coding
Following the introduction of the Computing curriculum in September 2014, it is the responsibility of all schools to teach e-safety. This will be through specific lessons and continuous provision, advice and support.
In Key Stage 1, children will be taught to use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.
In Key Stage 2, children will be taught to use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable / unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.
For further information, please read the advice from Childnet and / or Think U Know.We also ask that children sign an acceptable use policy in line with their age. This makes sure that the children understand how to best use technology within our school.
Did you know? Lots of our staff have this accreditation:
This means that we have undertaken additional study on the use of iPads and how to use them in the classroom.