Computing at Martin Frobisher Infant School
We aim to deliver a high-quality Computing curriculum which equips and encourages pupils to use computational thinking and creativity, to understand and use the ever changing technology in the wider world. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to use this knowledge to explore programming. Computing also ensures pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through information and communication technology. A strong emphasis is placed on E-Safety and ensuring all our pupils understand the importance of using technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private and identifying where to go for help and support when they have concerns.
In Computing we use our Key Objective Progression and Development by Year group to support skill and knowledge progression from Nursery through to Year Two. These have been divided into the following aspects:
- Digital Literacy (Using technology)
- Programming and Algorithms
Our E-Safety Rules:
- The internet is useful but can also be dangerous. To make sure you are safe when you are online, follow these rules:
- Look after all computing equipment in school, and only use school equipment in school.
- Only log on as you and never tell anyone your password.
- If you access a site and don’t like what you see, tell a responsible adult.
- Never put hurtful or rude comments online. Remember once it is online, everyone can see it.
- Make sure you don’t put any details about yourself when online, such as your name, address, etc. If somebody on the internet asks for it, tell a responsible adult. Remember that not everyone is who they say they are.
Our E-Safety Promise:
- I will look after all computing equipment.
- I will only log on as myself.
- I will listen carefully to all the adults and follow their instructions.
- I will only use the internet when an adult says I can.
- If I see something I don’t like I will press ‘x’ or I will tell an adult.
- I will not give away any information about myself online.
'Can you tell me how to keep safe when using technology at school or at home?'
Hold them nicely. Mummy watches me on her phone and I can use daddy’s tablet. If it breaks I tell mummy and daddy. Tiddlers.
We put things back where they belong and look after them. Angelfish
Sometimes when children are playing games on the board they press something and it goes wrong. We need to tell a grown up. Angelfish.
I’ve got an ipad at home and I use it to watch films. My mum asks what I want to watch. I can play games on it and mummy and daddy watch me. Starfish
If I see a game I show mum and if she says no, I can’t download it. If she says yes I can. Starfish
When you play games on the board, when something comes up you to ask a grown up for help. Jellyfish.
When I like use the ipad and I like press things it always goes wrong. I tell my daddy or mummy. Jellyfish.
We have a computer at home and we can’t go on You Tube cos’ it causes viruses. I play on my sister’s phone. I’m not allowed to download games unless my sister lets me. Turtles.
If something comes on and you don’t like it, you should either press the X at the top or turn it off and tell a grown up. Turtles.
Don’t tell people our names cos’ they are strangers. Dolphins.
If you’re on a tablet and get a message from someone you don’t know, you’re not allowed to message them. I can message my dad though. Dolphins