At Keeble, we are committed to teaching our children about the importance of keeping themselves safe. In our society, this is particularly prevalent for e-safety and we have a responsibility to teach children how to keep themselves safe when using tablets and other devices, and when accessing the internet.
It is now estimated that 86% of 3 year olds have their own tablet or device, which is often connected to the internet.
Please keep a close eye on our newsletter and the ‘Thought of the week’ section, or our blog posts, which will keep you informed of the key messages we share with the children.
- To inspire and challenge our children, through a safe and happy learning environment, to achieve excellent standards in computing including all aspects of the National Curriculum objectives for computing and e-safety.
- To engage our children through relevant and purposeful learning, so that they are equipped with skills and knowledge of how to use technology responsibly and safely
- To inspire a passion for learning in our children and build confidence to create programs, systems and a range of content.
- For pupils to be equipped with knowledge and understanding of the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming
- To ensure that our children, regardless of background or circumstance, have equal opportunities to use a range of current technological devices and are clear on how to keep themselves safe online.
- To support our children, through nurturing relationships, so they feel safe and comfortable to seek help and advice when it is needed.
- To enable our children to articulate their learning confidently and to remember knowledge and vocabulary, including our five rules for keeping themselves online.
- To ensure that any gaps in learning, as a result of COVID, are closed and pupils meet age related expectations in computing and e-safety.
- To equip children with the foundational skills, knowledge and understanding of computing they will need for the rest of their lives inspiring further learning in computing and e-safety in secondary school and beyond.
- In EYFS, children have access to a range of technological toys through their provision, including torches, talk buttons, wind up cars, remote control cars, cause and effect toys, sound books, iPad and the interactive board. We use iPads to support reading, phonics and maths as well as teach children about the importance of keeping themselves safe when using electronic equipment and the internet.
- Computing is taught through cross-curricular ‘Learning Missions’. While technology is no longer part of the EYFS Profile, we have mapped curriculum progression in Computing from EYFS using the non-statutory Development Matters guidance through to Year 6. The curriculum progresses each year (See curriculum progression document).
- Learning Missions include ‘focus tasks’ which every child completes linked to National Curriculum objectives. The children then have a choice of additional activities to further learning, practise retrieval and apply their knowledge to different contexts. Computing is threaded through all learning missions so that children become proficient with technology and the standards in their year group.
- There are regular opportunities for children to use high quality ICT, including iPads and the immersive room are used to support learning in all areas of the curriculum in every year group.
- We teach children the skills to stay safe online using advised guidance and through nurture and relationships, mutual respect and trust. This is done through our weekly Staying Safe sessions, RSE lessons and through raising awareness using days such as Safer Internet Day.
- We ensure that staff and volunteers are trained and confident in online safety, identifying and responding to
- Knowledge organisers are used to ensure key knowledge and vocabulary is introduced. Teachers ensure that knowledge organisers build on previous learning and that pupils remember their learning.
- The Opportunities Pledge ensures that every child has access to a wide range of opportunities that enhance the curriculum.
- The Computing curriculum is ambitious for children with SEND and those who are disadvantaged. Teachers identify gaps in prior knowledge and fill these by ensuring there are opportunities to revisit previously taught knowledge and skills or use resources to support their understanding.
- Pupils will have a deep understanding of the importance of staying safe online and know what to do if they have any concerns.
- Pupils can access and follow an ambitious curriculum that has our vision for exceptionally high expectations as a driver.
- Evidence in assessments, books and on display, show strong outcomes.
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