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Grange

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Computing

Welcome to the Computing area of our school website.

 

The Subject Leaders for Computing are Mr Thackway & Mrs Walker.

 

The lead for online safety is Miss Taylor, the Headteacher and Designated Senior Lead.

If you have any concerns or questions about safety online, please visit the 'Keeping Safe' area of our website.

Great Links and Information

 

If you couldn't make it to our Safer Internet Day after school, I have posted some great links to some of the information provided. 

 

Remember if you ever need to speak to a member of staff regarding your or your child's online safety do not hesitate to contact us. 

 

NSPCC - Online Safety 

Safer Internet - Parent Guides

Think U Know - Getting the most out of the internet

Coding at Grange Primary School 

 

Two out of the four main aims for the computing curriculum focuses on coding (these are outlined below). At Grange, we have a wide variety of hardware and software to give our pupils experience of applying their knowledge of coding skills.

 

  • can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
  • can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems

 

Examples of software used to enhance our coding curriculum:

Hopscotch 

Scratch

Swift Playgrounds

Tickle

WeDo 2.0 

 

Examples of hardware used to enhance our coding curriculum:

Drones - KS2

BeeBots - KS1 and lower KS2

Lego WeDo 2.0 kits - KS2

BBC Microbit. - KS2

iPads - KS1 & KS2

 

Online Safety at Grange Primary School

 

At Grange, online safety is given a high level of importance. Online safety is one of the core elements of the computing curriculum (see target below). Online safety is taught discreetly across all year groups and is also taught through our PSHE curriculum. We want all of our pupils to be confident, conscientious, and safe users of technology. 

 

  • children are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology

 

Below are some images of one of our most recent online safety events which involved teachers, pupils, parents, and members of our community. 

 

In 2021 we will be using the resources from Project Evolve curriculum created by SWGFL. We have decided to implement this at Grange Primary School to ensure coherent and sustained progression throughout school. 

 

Find out more about Project Evolve here:

https://projectevolve.co.uk/about/

 

 

Computing in the wider curriculum at Grange Primary School 

 

One of the main aims of the Computing National Curriculum is for pupils to use and apply their understanding of key computing skills to solve problems (see target below). Therefore we encourage the use of ICT across all curriculum areas. 

 

  • can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems\

 

Here are some fantastic examples of children using to technology to problem solve and enhance learning:

Computing Programme of Study KS1 & KS2

Aims

 

The national curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
  • can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
  • can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
  • are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology

 

The full programme of study, including the purpose of study, can be found by following the link below:

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-computing-programmes-of-study/national-curriculum-in-england-computing-programmes-of-study

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