At St Mary’s our curriculum will work to the expectations set out in the framework document for The National Curriculum in England, September 2014 for Years 1 to 6; and the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, 2014.
The National Curriculum for Computing aims to ensure that all pupils:
All pupils at St Mary’s have the right to have rich, deep learning experiences that balance all the aspects of computing. With technology playing such a significant role in society today, we believe ‘computational thinking’ is a skill children must be taught if they are to be able to participate effectively and safely in this digital world. A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use creativity to understand and change the world. With this in mind, pupils are introduced to a wide range of technology, including laptops, iPads and interactive whiteboards, allowing them to continually practice and improve the skills they learn. We follow 'Teach Computing.'
We use Project Evolve at the start of each lesson to ensure it is drip-fed throughout the year. The following links below can help you to stay safe at home whilst using the Internet or any other technologies that you may have available:
Think U Know – containing internet safety advice for those aged from 5 to 16, along with parents and teachers.
NSPCC – Lots of current topics for parents on different aspects of online safety
Kidsmart – An award-winning internet safety program for children.
Know IT All – lots of useful advice for keeping safe on the Internet.
Kidscape – Information and advice about bullying for children, parents and schools.
Kidscape – An organisation which helps to prevent bullying and child abuse.
Childline – ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK.