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Paddox Primary School

PaddoxPrimary School

Computing

Computing is such an important life skill!

We understand that technology is becoming a wider part of our everyday life and for most of us, it is essential to our lives at home and at work. At Paddox Primary School, we learn vital Computing skills and knowledge.  We also ensure technology is embedded throughout the curriculum. We aim to provide children with as many opportunities as possible to experience, explore and explain a wide variety of technology. This will enable them to become more informed and become thoughtful members of the digital community.

We follow a computing scheme called iCompute. This scheme supports the EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 in delivering inspirational, creative schemes of work that provide full statutory coverage of the National Curriculum for Computing.

Computing is taught once a week by either your child’s class teacher or our designated Computing Teacher. This is taught in our fully fitted ICT suite or within classrooms using the appropriate technology.

iCompute has step-by-step lessons to support your child’s development within the Computing curriculum. This scheme focusses on the following areas;

  • Generic skills (logging on, saving work)
  • Graphics and digital video (using iPads to take photographs)
  • Sound (record and use music software)
  • Multimedia (using a storyboard to edit a sequence)
  • Word processing and email (changing font, insert pictures/tables)
  • Control and Logo (Programme BeeBots)
  • Research
  • Data Handling (Interpreting graphs)
  • Spreadsheets (KS2)
  • Data Logging (KS2)

Please feel free to access our Computing Blog to see more of the fun and exciting lessons that are being taught.  https://www.paddoxprimary.com/blog/?pid=8&nid=20

 

Useful links:

 

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers 

Offers tips, advice, guides, and resources for computing.

 

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ 

This site is age specific, and has a wealth of information, and activity packs that you can complete with your children. They are part of CEOP, and you can also use the link to report online abuse. 

 

https://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers/parent-and-carer-toolkit 

This site is particularly useful for practical tips, and advice on how to start discussions about online safety.

 

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/ 

Net Aware is a site created by the NSPCC and is a tremendous guide for understanding apps, games and social networking.

 

https://www.internetmatters.org/ 

Get expert support and practical tips to help children aged 0-14 yrs benefit from connected technology and access the internet safely and smartly.

 

https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/online-mobile-safety/staying-safe-online/

 

 

If you have any questions regarding Computing, please feel free to email:

Withers.c1@welearn.com

Stock.l@welearn365.com