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Computing at OLSK

 

 
 

We are very lucky at OLSK as we have access to lots of ICT in our school. We have Smart boards in each classroom to make our lessons interactive, cameras for each teacher to take pictures of all the fun things we get up to, RM computers in our computer suite and iPads for us to complete a range of tasks with. 

 

All of the above are helping us to learn new computing skills and become experts in our technology filled world.

 

 

Purpose of study

 

A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems.

 

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 put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content.

 

Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.

E-Safety 

 

The internet is a fantastic place to visit, we learn things, we can play games and we can meet new people. We use it a lot at OLSK but we make sure that we use it safely. 

  

Hot Tips 

 

Use a 'safe search' search engine. http://www.safesearchkids.org 

http://uk.ask.com

 

http://www.kidsclick.org

Set up filtering on your home internet.http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-and-resources/parents-and-carers/parental-controls  

This link gives parents information about Facebook privacy settings, children should not be on Facebook if they are under 13 and they should be educated about the content of the website http://internet-safety.yoursphere.com 

 

We learn about E-Safety as part of our computing lessons, if children need to report inappropriate content they see online then they can visit the CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) http://ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/ 

CEOP also has a great website of information on E-Safety for parents https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

 

 


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