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Computing

Computing replaces Information Communication Technology (ICT), with a greater focus on programming rather than an operating programs.

The Computing Curriculum 2014 aims to ensure that all pupils can understand and apply the most important principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation.

It gives children the necessary skills to break down a problem, predict what will happen and use logic to find a solution through practical experiences.

There are three key areas within our Computing Curriculum:

  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Digital Literacy

Computer Science

All year groups have discreet computing lessons where they learn to design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals.

We believe that teaching our children to code helps them to develop their ability to think logically, predict and reason.

As they progress through the school children will develop their programming skills learning to:

  • control and simulate physical systems
  • solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts
  • use sequence , selection and repetition in programs
  • work with variables and various forms of input and output
  • detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs

Information Technology

Technology is very much a part of our everyday lives and the internet offers us all amazing opportunities for communication and collaboration.

At Winsor Primary School we teach our children to understand how internet services work and how to stay safe online and be responsible and respectful digital citizens.

Digital Literacy

As part of their computing curriculum our children are encouraged to be creative and exploratory, using technology purposefully to make a range of digital content...

Including:

Films, animations, digital books, posters, blogs, presentations and 3D models using a wide range of software and a variety of hardware including iPads and Pcs.

We recommend that parents use the following online resources that can be accessed from home;

Active Learning Login

School ID | mgp3

Bug Club is a powerful whole school reading programme that is proven to raise attainment in reading. It brilliantly combines stunning books and an incredible online reading world, offering an enormous variety of styles, and genres, and characters, to hook children into a lifelong love of books and develop confident young readers.

Every child at Winsor School, from Year 1 to Year 6, has their own username for the maths site ttsrockstars.

Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice. Each week concentrates on a different times table, with a recommended consolidation week for rehearsing the tables that have recently been practised every third week or so.

Each child also has access to discovery education which is a cross-curricular digital learning service for teachers and pupils that makes every lesson memorable. Supporting the delivery of the National Curriculum and the successful integration of digital media into teaching and learning.
It provides more than 23,000 digital media resources for all subjects across Foundation to Key Stage 2.

www.discoveryeducation.co.uk

Online Safety

Online safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Winsor Primary School.

We have extensive security measures in place in school, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any Online Safety incidents are recorded and managed.
We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the Online-Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.

                                                  

Click on the links for more:
Online safety fact sheet and
What parents need to know about radicalisation.

                                                  

E-safety News & Information

NewsWise: who we are and what we do

A free, cross-curricular news literacy project for 9 to 11-year-olds across the UK, set up by the Guardian...

Story from: The Guardian 24 Sep 2018

Do pupils really need phones in school?

WHETHER or not pupils should be allowed smart phones in school is quite a thorny topic currently.

Story from: The Bolton News 21 Sep 2018

Few pupils 'would tell teachers about online risk'

Pupil survey raises concerns that classroom e-safety education has little relevance to children's use of technology

Story from: TES 21 Sep 2018

Friendly WiFi – Why it is important for schools

Our partners at Friendly WiFi discuss the topic of public WiFi accessibility

Story from Safeguarding Essentials - 27 Sep 2018

Over 30% of school staff not trained in e-safety

Only 68% of schools reported that all staff are receiving regular e-safety training and updates.

Story from Safeguarding Essentials - 20 Sep 2018

Sign-up to Tootoot’s Pupil Voice Week 2018

Pupil voice week takes place from 24th - 28th September

Story from Safeguarding Essentials - 13 Sep 2018