Our children are growing up in a world where technology plays a vital role in their lives and it is therefore our intention to introduce pupils to computers as soon as they enter Nursery and to develop key skills throughout the school. Children use computers to develop skills in understanding technology, programming, digital literacy and being safe online. We have a comprehensive scheme of work to teach children about online safety from Foundation through to Year 6 and staff regularly deliver assemblies on current online issues
We benefit from using a computer suite weekly and having laptops for each key stage to support and develop learning in all areas of the curriculum, where appropriate. As children progress through the school, they will be encouraged to use and explore the capacity of a computer and to analyse for themselves how the computer can support their learning. We have recently introduced a new online platform called Purple Mash which children use across the curriculum.
How can I help my child?
- Help them learn mouse control, keyboard and touchpad skills.
- Monitor your child when using the internet.
- Remind your children about safety.
Online Safety is an essential part of a child's education. It helps them act in a safe way and helps protect them from issues that can arise. We have placed some links below that give useful advice for parents.