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“We need technology in every classroom and in every student and teacher’s hand, because it is the pen and paper of our time, and it is the lens through which we experience much of our world.”
David Warlick

For E-Safety Advice, see the bottom of this page. 

Computing - Programme of Study (Primary National Curriculum)

How we teach Computing at The Round House:

 

  • In Reception teachers teach Computing through continuous provision and sometimes through focused activities.  This includes the use of simple age appropriate programs, exploring hardware and programmable toys. 

 

  • In Key Stage 1 and Lower Key Stage 2, Computing is taught in the ICE Zone and whole class teaching. Computing is often linked to the topic of the term, in cross-curricular learning. It is also taught in the ICE Zone as a stand-alone activity to cover separate Computing Objectives. Children will explore algorithms and debugging, and looking at how a computer device and the internet works. 

 

  • In Year 5 and 6 Computing is taught in separate, dedicated lessons. This is one computing block, every term. There are some elements of cross-curricular learning through English, Maths, Science, Art, History and Geography. Pupils will develop their learning from previous years. They will learn about programming and stop motion, also the history of computers including a focus on Bletchley Park. 

 

  • Online Safety is taught through a whole school approach, with focus afternoons throughout the year to enhance children's learning. 

 

  • Assemblies are presented throughout the year that teach pupils about Internet Safety and how to tackle problems online such as cyber bullying and scams.

 

  • An After School Club runs at The Round House, which provides pupils with the chance to engage with lots of different technology devices and build on their prior learning. 

Assessment:

Teacher Assessment is used to determine the ability of the children in school. We ensure that there is progression from between the year groups so that all areas are covered at the appropriate level for each year group.

Resources:

Links to Websites: 
 

(For useful websites, please see Remote Learning Opportunities) 

 

E-Safety Advice:

 

Always be careful when you are using the internet. It can help you to keep in touch with your friends and help your education – but it can also cause harm – to you and to others.

Remember help is always available at school if you are having any problems online.

Don’t be afraid to talk to your teacher or another adult at school.

 

If you or anyone you know is worried about Child Exploitation, Online Protection or anything related to Internet safety please speak to us at The Round House or please click the link below which will take you to the CEOP reporting website:

Helpful links to look at with your family

Tips for staying safe online:

 

· Make sure you keep new online friends strictly online. If someone you don't know asks to be your online friend you must ensure an adult knows about it.

 

· Know how to use the CEOP Button and how to report it to the CEOP Centre if you are concerned about someone’s online behaviour towards you.