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Beaumont Primary Academy

Computing

Computing 

Unicef RRS 

You have the right to be safe. 

Article 16 You have the right to privacy.  

Article 17 You have the right to get information that is important to your well-being, from radio, newspaper, books, computers and other sources. Adults should make sure that the information you are getting is not harmful, and help you find and understand the information you need. 

Curriculum Intent 

We want pupils at Beaumont Primary Academy to excel in computing ready for the modern world. We want to create and exciting and innovative curriculum, led by well trained staff and specoalosts. 

 

The use of information and communication technology and computing is an integral part of our curriculum as it is a key skill for everyday life. 

Children are taught to use computers, ipads, programmable robots, digital and video cameras to acquire, organise, store, manipulate, interpret, communicate and present information. 

We use online resources to support the teaching of computing and follow a scheme of work designed to develop a range of programming skills across the primary age range. We place emphasis on developing children’s understanding of how to use ICT safely and responsibly and ensure online safety is promoted regularly to children and families. 

Implementation for Computing 

 We have discreet timetable time for the development of computing but our approach is also to integrate computing into all lessons: the use of laptops and other hardware such as cameras and iPads is as much part of our learning tools as pencils and pens. Subject-specific software, from one-off programmes to learning platforms, support teaching and learning across all years. The children develop their skills, starting in Reception with mouse control, keyboard skills, saving and printing work. They draw pictures, write and use the internet to carry out research. They then progress to more complex skills such as data analysis and coding. Pupils will use technology safely and identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns. We are lucky enough to have an expert computing teacher that work on project-based lessons with each class, including using a drone to capture film, green-screening, website design and film-making. 

We place emphasis on developing children’s understanding of how to use ICT safely and responsibly and ensure online safety is promoted regularly to children and families. 

  

  

Seesaw 

Seesaw is a digital learning journal that we use. It empowers students to independently document their learning with built-in creative tools, and provides an authentic audience for their work. Children can “show what they know” using photos, videos, drawings, text, PDFs, and links. 

All children throughout the school have an account, where they can upload and share their best work with their teachers, peers and families. Seesaw gives students an authentic audience of their peers, parents and even other classrooms around the globe, encouraging better work and real feedback. Teachers control who can view the student content, and can customize which feedback options are available in their class. 

Teachers use Seesaw daily and in all areas of the curriculum for assessment, to share activities or links, to store digital work and to generally enhance the learning. 

It is also used as a communication tool between teachers and families. Parents and family members have a window to their child’s learning and can see what has been happening instantly. Seesaw’s immediate, visual updates are seen by busy parents and give families an opportunity to provide encouragement. Plus, built-in translation tools help Seesaw posts cross language barriers. 

 

 Online – Safety 

Learning about staying safe online is very important. At Beech Hill Primary School we make sure our pupils are aware of some of the risks to safety that are online and what to do to stay safe. We have a set of rules which the children are expected to follow at home and in school to make sure they stay safe online. These rules can be viewed below and should be followed when using all kinds of technology such as mobile phones, games consoles and home computers. 

Our Internet and E-mail Rules 

  • We use the internet safely to help us learn. 
  • We learn how to use the internet. 
  • We can send and open messages with an adult. 
  • We can write polite and friendly e-mails or messages to people that we know. 
  • We only tell people our first name. 
  • We learn to keep our password a secret. 
  • We know who to ask for help. 
  • If we see something we do not like we know what to do. 
  • We know that it is important to follow the rules. 
  • We are able to look after each other by using our safe internet. 

Follow the S.M.A.R.T. Rules when using the internet both at home and at school. 

Impact 

  • Children will be confident users of technology, able to use it to accomplish a wide variety of goals, both at home and in school. 
  • Children will have a secure and comprehensive knowledge of the implications of technology and digital systems. This is important in a society where technologies and trends are rapidly evolving. 
  • Children will be able to apply the British values of democracy, tolerance, mutual respect, rule of law and liberty when using digital systems. 

Links: 

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ 

https://web.seesaw.me/ 

https://www.risingstars-uk.com/ 

https://projectevolve.co.uk/ 

https://scratch.mit.edu/ 

 

Please read the document below to see the skills and the overview of the computing curriculum at Beaumont Primary Academy.

View document computing.pdf