Computing is an integral part of everyday life and will play an immeasurable part in our children’s futures. At Linton Mead Primary School, we will provide our children with the skills, creativity and enthusiasm to live and thrive in a world increasingly dependent on computing.
Each child will be able to use the Internet in a safe and respectful way. They will understand the necessary precautions to take, to stay safe and know where to seek help.
Children will be able to write and debug codes and algorithms successfully and with confidence, using the appropriate terminology. Children will understand the purpose of codes and algorithms and apply these in computing projects as they move through school.
All staff will be confident users and teachers of all relevant software and hardware available
Computing coverage at Linton Mead
At Linton Mead Primary School, we follow the Teach Computing Programme, developed by the National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) and funded by the Department for Education (DfE). Teach Computing is underpinned by the 12 principles of computing pedagogy. Click below for further information.
Our curriculum ensures Online Safety is embedded throughout and that pupils use technology safely and respectfully. Pupils are taught the importance of online privacy, seeking help from a trusted adult if uncertain and being considerate and respectful of others.
How can you support your children to use technology safely and respectfully at home?
Click this link to access the document, Parenting in a Digital World. This document, containing tips and advice for each of the key areas of online safety for primary-aged children, has been put together by 2Simple to help support parents in enabling their children to grow into a responsible digital citizen who is able to keep themselves safe while, at the same time, getting the very best from the digital world.
It can be hard to know how to talk to your child about online safety. From setting up parental controls to advice on sexting, online games and video apps, we can help you to understand the risks and keep your child safe.