Statement of intent:
In the ever changing and developing technological world in which we live, it is imperative that children receive a high-quality computing education. Children need to be digitally literate; able to express their ideas and manage themselves in a digital world.
In a world where technology changes rapidly – where programs/software become obsolete in a matter of years – equipping children with computing skills (programming, debugging, systematic problem solving) that transcend the technology is vital.
The subject leader for Computing is Mr. Cook.
Threshold concepts are the ‘big ideas’ that shape students’ thinking within each subject. The same threshold concepts will be explored in every year group and students will gradually increase their understanding of them.
This concept involves developing an understanding of instructions, logic and sequences.
This concept involves developing an understanding of how to safely connect with others.
This concept involves using apps to communicate one’s ideas.
This concept involves developing an understanding of databases and their uses.
Scratch Tutorial - Learn to use Scratch and make programs.
New! - Raspberry Pi Computing projects A range of projects to try out from Raspberry Pi.
Barefoot Computing (BT) Programming activities to try - with or without any equipment!
Scratch Try out coding for yourself with Scratch - the program most commonly used in schools.
Code.org A series of lessons to hone your programming skills.
Dance Mat Typing Improve your typing skills!
Be Internet Awesome! Online Safety game from Google.
Think U Know Home activity packs COVID-19
These resources are here to support parents and carers to keep their children safe online:
Thinkuknow provides advice from the National Crime Agency (NCA) on staying safe online
Parent info is a collaboration between Parentzone and the NCA providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations
Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support
Internet matters provides age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world
London Grid for Learning has support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online
Net-aware has support for parents and carers from the NSPCC, including a guide to social networks, apps and games
Let’s Talk About It has advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation
UK Safer Internet Centre has tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online, including parental controls offered by home internet providers and safety tools on social networks and other online services
Online Safety Guides for Parents