Welcome to the Computing section of our website!
Our Computing Curriculum is taught from Nursery to Year 6. Here you will find lots of information about what our children experience their weekly discrete Computing sessions and through links with other areas of the curriculum throughout the week. Children from Year 1 to Year 6 learn computer programming and coding, developing their skills further each year. We begin each academic year reviewing the importance of E.Safefy through the S.M.A.R.T code.
We have a wide variety of resources to support learning including Ipads, Mac books, Laptops, various recording devices and well equipped computer suites on both sites. Our classrooms are well resources too with interactive whiteboards, pupil PCs, cameras, visualisers and sound systems.
Pupils who are confident users of technology will be prepared and able to adapt to the rapidly changing technological world we live in. Our pupils say;
'I know the SMART code, people aren't always who they say online' Year 2 boy
'I can use the map to find our school, I can help dad with the SAT NAV now!' Year 3 girl
'I used Mathletics, it helps me learn my numbers' Reception pupil
Information for Parents
At a recent meeting that I attended the following information was shared in relation to children’s use of computers and mobile devises. I offer it to you for your consideration
Screen time and behaviour
• On 24th April, a report from the University of Alberta in Canada suggested that children who watched television or used screens for more than two hours per day were five times more likely to report significant behaviour problems such as oppositional defiant disorder.
• 3.500 families participated in the study which found that children using screens for more than two hours per day were more than seven times more likely to have a hyperactivity disorder.
Guidance on screen time
• At its European Congress in Glasgow on 27th April, the World Health Organisation launched its first ever guidelines on physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep for children under the age of five.
• The guidance recommends no screen time (watching television or videos, computer games etc) before the age of two.
• It suggests no more than one hour a day screen time for two- three- and four-year-olds and indicates children of this age should have three hours per day of physical activity.
• The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health guidance does not suggest a daily limit for screen time, though it does say that children should not use screens for at least an hour before bed time.
• The UK’s chief medical officer’s guidance suggests children should have a break from screens every two hours and that phones should be banned at meal times and over night.