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Computing and E-Safety

At Leesons Primary School Computing is integrated across the curriculum with every class having technology embedded in the form art interactive whiteboards, visualisers and Ipads, as well as Chrome books.

We also have a number of portable trolleys of Chrome books which are great for small hands and can be used in any classroom; there are enough of these that every child in a class can use one in dedicated ICT lessons and to enhance learning in other curriculum areas. The ICT lessons are where children learn about safe use of the internet, programming and end user applications.

Pupils with special educational needs can also have access to laptops and tablets to aid their learning.

At Leesons, we see the development of Information Communication Technology as a vital skill that children need to succeed in the modern world. It is cross-curricular and we see the development of computing skills as crucial to the child’s ability to succeed in and out of school. 

We follow the Department for Education' s National Curriculum programmes of study for Key Stages 1 and 2, details of which are published on the DfE's website:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-computing-programmes-of-study

Useful Computing Websites

(please note these links will take you to external websites)

BBC Computing website - http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/0/computing/  
The National Museum of Computing - http://www.tnmoc.org/learn/support-parents 
National Association of Advisors for Computers in Education - www.naace.co.uk/
Computing at School -  www.computingatschool.org.uk/ Computing at School
Scratch - http://scratch.mit.edu/ 
Barclays Code Playground http://www.barclays.co.uk/LifeSkills/BarclaysCodePlayground/P1242686640999
E-safeguarding - http://www.cybersmart.gov.au/
National crime agency with a focus on online protection - www.thinkuknow.co.uk

 

E-Safety

At Leesons Primary School, we know the importance of helping to keep our learners safe online. As the digital world continues to develop we have to educate children on the potential dangers they may encounter and what to do if they have worries or concerns linked to online activities. We cover this through: our learning in Computing; assemblies and sessions in class.

This brilliant acrostic was written by a Year 5 student, at one of our Trust Schools, to help remind us of the importance of e-Safety.

E safety is very useful when you’re online
mart means you have to be sensible online
ccepting emails might be dangerous if you’re not careful
eelings might be part of the internet
ell your parent if something has happened on the internet
veryone must be safe online
es it’s ok to have fun but be you need to be safe!

Here are some useful websites to give you more information about cyber-bullying: www.internetmatters.org
www.saferinternet.org.uk
www.thinkuknow.co.uk
www.childnet.com - This site includes the Digiduck story which will be used with EYFS and KS1. You may share this with you child(ren) at home.

If you would like more information, or have any concerns please contact on of our Deputy Safeguarding Leads, in the first instance.

These links will take you to the CEOPS Think U Know website which offers advice on staying safe online. 

Advice for children aged 5 - 7: http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/5_7/

Advice for children aged 8 - 10: http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/

Advice for parents: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/