Computing

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.

Subject Leader:

Miss Critchlow

Subject Essence:

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

Subject Policy:

Computing Policy

Subject Progression:

Ash Green Computing Progression

Subject Photos:

     

Whole School Events:

– Safer Internet Day: Tuesday 11th February 2020

Subject Information: 

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.

Children’s information: 

EYFS and KS1 ESafety Poster

KS2 ESafety Poster

A couple of posters suggesting recommended apps/websites for children:

Apps-for-EY-KS1

Apps-for-KS2

Safety Guides from National Online Safety:

YouTube , WhatsApp , Tiktok , Snapchat , Minecaft , Instagram and Fifa

What is fake news?

Fake News

How can you help at home?

Internet Safety Conversation Starters 

Online safety statistics and guidance for parents/carers:

Internet Matters Leaflet Toolkit

Other useful links:

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

https://www.childnet.com/resources/looking-for-kidsmart

 

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.