Safer Internet Day 2017 will take place on Tuesday 7th February with the theme ‘Be the change: unite for a better internet’. In school, children will be discussing ways in which they can use the internet safely, responsibility and positively. There are also a range of resources and ideas to support parents and carers to support their child available at https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers
We have a range of resources, including laptops, i-pads, cameras, sensors and more, that enable us to effectively teach the Computing curriculum. These are regularly used to help children become familiar, confident and safe within the ever changing world of technology. In line with the national curriculum, we seek not just to teach children to use a range of common programs but also to take the first steps in programing. In this way, far from tying us to a keyboard and screen, computing has the potential to extend the intellect and fire the imagination. Code Club is a fantastic opportunity for children particularly interested in these creative possibilities to extend and refine their interests.
Tom Laws, Computing coordinator
The booklet reprinted below was written for an introductory session on computing provided for new parents/carers at the start of the year. It details three important ways in which parents/carers can support children with their learning through computing.