Computing and E-Safety
At Victoria Primary Academy, we understand that we live in a rapidly changing world, where our pupils need to develop skills for jobs that may not yet exist. Technology is woven into the society we live in and has the capacity to change lives. A high quality computing curriculum enables us to equip our pupils with the skills they need to thrive in a society transformed by technology.
At VPA, we deliver a computing curriculum that creates children who:
- Understand how to stay safe in an online environment
- Can find, explore, analyse, exchange and present data
- Have a thorough understanding of programming, developing skills to input and debug algorithms
- Are technologically fluent
- Have the motivation and skills to use technology in all areas of the primary curriculum
How it is Taught
We teach computing weekly across the school. Topics are taught in blocks, so the whole school are working on the same skills each term but with clear progression throughout. We apply computing skills in a range of contexts, beginning with purple mash in FS and KS1 and progressing to Google Suite in KS2. Every computing lesson begins with a look at E-Safety, to ensure our pupils are secure in their understanding of being safe online. Children are challenged effectively with high expectations throughout our computing curriculum.
Parents have a vital role to play in helping reinforce messages about staying safe online. For further advice on keeping your children safe whilst online please take a look at the 10 top tips to keeping safe online. Top 10 tips!
Any concerns or further advice, please feel free to contact us and let us help you.
“The internet has changed all of our lives, particularly our children’s. For parents and carers this opens up a whole new world of things to be aware of. For many of us, this can all be a bit too much. You might be struggling to keep up with the things your child is doing online, you might wonder whether what they are doing is safe, and you might also be thinking how can I be as good a parent online as I am offline?” The CEOP site aims to make online parenting simple: http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
Here you’ll find practical tips and simple guidance: www.kidsmart.org.uk/
Long Term Curriculum