Pupils have an excellent understanding of how to keep themselves safe on the internet. From Year 1, pupils have access to a very detailed teaching programme that continues throughout their time in school. This becomes increasingly more detailed as pupils’ access to the internet becomes more varied – Ofsted, May 2015.
At its core, computing is about storing, accessing, transforming, transmitting and interacting with information.
What should we see children doing?
• Understanding and applying the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
• Analysing problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
• Evaluating and applying information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
• Becoming responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology
Whole School Events:
– Safer Internet Day: Tuesday 11th February 2020
The use of information and communication technology is an integral part of the national curriculum and is a key skill for everyday life. Computers, tablets, programmable robots, digital and video cameras are a few of the tools that can be used to acquire, organise, store, manipulate, interpret, communicate and present information. We recognise that pupils are entitled to quality hardware and software and a structured and progressive approach to the learning of the skills needed to enable them to use it effectively.
At Ash Green we believe that ICT and computing:
– Gives pupils immediate access to a rich source of materials
– Can present information in new ways which help pupils understand access and use it more readily
– Can motivate and enthuse pupils
– Can help pupils focus and concentrate
– Offers potential for effective group working
– Has the flexibility to meet the individual needs and abilities of each pupil.
At Ash Green we aim to:
– Provide a relevant, challenging and enjoyable curriculum for ICT and computing for all pupils
– Meet the requirements of the national curriculum programmes of study for computing
– Use computing as a tool to enhance learning throughout the curriculum
– Respond to new developments in technology
– Equip pupils with the confidence and capability to use computing throughout their later life
– Develop the understanding of how to use computing safely and responsibly.
Top tips for children:
– Always ask a grown up before you use the internet. They can help you find the best thing to do.
– Don’t tell strangers where you live, your phone number or where you go to school. Only your friends and family need to know that.
– Don’t send pictures to people you don’t know. You don’t want strangers looking at photos of you, your friends or your family.
– Tell a grown up if you feel scared or unhappy about anything.
A couple of posters suggesting recommended apps/websites for children:
Safety Guides from National Online Safety:
What is fake news?
How can you help at home?
Online safety statistics and guidance for parents/carers:
Other useful links:
For more details on online safety, visit our Online Safety page.
If you would like more information about our curriculum, get in touch with your child’s class teacher.