Computing & E-Safety
A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world.
The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
We teach our computing curriculum using Purple Mash.
What will your child learn in computing?
At Dundry Church of England Primary School we use the Internet on a regular basis as part of our learning. To be able to deal with the rewards and risks associated with this, we teach E-Safety as part of our ICT and PSHE curriculum. Our Computing curriculum ensures that we have regular activities based around E-safety reminding us how we are responsible to keep ourselves safe.
Below you can find links to e-safety resources. Click on them to find out more.
Year 1 and 2: Hector’s World
Year 3 and 4: Captain Kara’s SMART Adventures
Year 5 and 6: Cyber Cafe
Staying Safe at Home
The links below can help you to stay safe at home whilst using the Internet or any other technologies that you may have available.
Think U know – containing internet safety advice for those aged from 5-16, along with parents and teachers.
NSPCC – Lots of current topics for parents on different aspects of online safety.
Be Smart online -useful advice for helping children to Smart online.
Kidscape – An organisation which helps to prevent bullying and child abuse.
Childline – Childline is a free helpline for children and young people in the UK.
This video from internetmatters.org shows parents how to ensure their child’s phone or tablet is set up safely:
There are obvious traps with search engines like Google and Bing. Unless you have a third party filter, images and text that are not appropriate to your child may well appear. There are a couple of solutions to this problem. In school the children use a child safe search engine. At home you could use google safe search.
Please feel free to come in if you have any questions or would like more information. Your contact for e-safety is Mr Wyatt in Oak Class.Contact Us