“Empowering children to shape the world of tomorrow”
At Elmridge Primary School, we want our children to be critical and responsible online citizens. Purposeful, resourceful and confident users of ICT who are curious and creative. Therefore, we want to model and educate our pupils on how to use technology positively, responsibly and safely. We want our pupils to be creators not consumers and our broad curriculum encompassing computer science, information technology and digital literacy. We want our pupils to understand that there is always a choice with using technology and as a school, we utilise technology to model positive use. We recognise that the best prevention for many issues we currently see with technology/social media is through education. Building our knowledge in this subject will allow pupils to effectively demonstrate their learning through creative use of technology. Our knowledge rich curriculum has to be balanced with the opportunity for pupils to apply their knowledge creatively, which will in turn help our pupils become skilful computer scientists.
We use Kapow to support the delivery of National Curriculum 2014.
The teaching of computing is split into three areas: computational thinking, digital literacy and computer hardware. Through teaching these three areas, children learn a wide range of skills from understanding what an algorithm is to using technology safely. These are skills that are applicable to daily life and will ensure children have the skills necessary in future educational settings and their later careers.
Ideas for computing at home:
Please also see our eSafety page for details of how parents can support children whilst online.