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Computing At Cookham Dean

Computing enriches, modernises and supports all aspects of our school’s curriculum.

Children’s learning is made more rewarding and inspirational by using ICT.  We believe children’s confidence and progress in their computing skills is essential for them to maximise their learning in the curriculum and to prepare them for the challenge of a rapidly developing and changing technological world.

Our Vision of Computing

At Cookham Dean Primary  School we want both staff and pupils to be confident and competent in the use of computers in all areas of the curriculum.

 

  • All teachers will have resources, knowledge and enthusiasm to support their teaching.
  • Computing will be taught as a discrete topic.
  • Pupils will have a networked technology infrastructure which ensures access in each class and they will be able to use these skills to support their learning in any teaching area throughout the school.
  • We will use our virtual learning environment (Purple Mash) to support pupils’ learning away from school.
  • Displays will demonstrate computing skill 
  • Children will enjoy computing
  • Children will encourage their peers through our Computer Ranger scheme.

 

We feel that technology can be used to make learning both more enjoyable and more effective and that pupils and staff will benefit through learning with technology.

We aim to keep pace with educational developments in this area and have a commitment to teachers having the necessary tools e.g. laptops and interactive whiteboards and training to do their jobs effectively.

E Safety at Cookham Dean

E-safety is an integral part of children’s education in today’s digital world and is embedded in their learning at school. We also want to help our parents and children improve their own understanding of e-safety issues so they can learn to use the internet and all digital media in a safe and secure way.

 

You can download the latest DofE advice for parents on cyberbullying here

You can access the DofE online parents support website called Parent Info here

 

At Home

As a parent you'll know how important the internet is to children - they use it to learn, play, socialise and express themselves. It's a highly creative place of amazing opportunities. But the technology children use every day can seem a bit daunting and you might worry about the risks your child can face online - such as bullying, contact from strangers or the possibility of them seeing illegal or inappropriate content.

You can download a simple checklist  below that may help you start to protect your children online and decrease the risks they face. Or you can engage with your children

 

  • Ask your children to tell you about the sites they like to visit and what they enjoy doing online.
  • Ask them about how they stay safe online. What tips do they have for you, and where did they learn them? What is OK and not OK to share?
  • Ask them if they know where to go for help, where to find the safety advice, privacy settings and how to report or block on the services they use.
  • Encourage them to help. Perhaps they can show you how to do something better online or they might have a friend who would benefit from their help and support.
  • Think about how you use the internet as a family. What could you do to get more out of the internet together and further enjoy your lives online

 

Parent Resources

To try and help parents with the fast moving and changing world of internet and social media we've suggested a few internet sites on the bottom  of this page which are fantastic resources, They contain information on different types of social media and how to help keep children safe.

Childnet also produce a leaflet for parents which you can download here. .

 

At School

As part of your child’s curriculum and the development of ICT skills, we provide access to the internet only in teacher supervised lessons. We strongly believe that the use of the web and email is hugely worthwhile and an essential tool for children as they grow up in the modern world. But because there are always concerns about children having access to undesirable materials, we have taken positive steps to deal with this risk in school. Our school internet access provider operates a filtering system that restricts access to inappropriate materials.

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Mathletics Has arrived At Cookham Dean

Mathletics is a multi-award winning learning resource that encourages students and rewards results – hugely popular with students, educators and parents alike.

 

 

  • Highly engaging, students love learning with Mathletics!

  • Supports the curriculum work your child is following at school

  • Accessible anywhere, any time. Tablet compatible – now also including offline mode

  • Mathletics is independently verified to improve students results

  • Track your child’s progress and assign them activities via the Family Console

  • Instant feedback, encouraging independent learning

  • FREE weekly report on progress emailed to parents

  • Compete with students around the globe in Live Mathletics activities, or study individually

 

 

Our Year sixes have really enjoyed using the Mathletics Learning programme so much so that we have decided to roll it out across the school. Look out for your child's password & username coming home soon.

News:

 We are currently having a new server built to enable the children to have their own space for saved work and to access a full range of software more efficiently. As  a result of this each child will be issued with a new log in and password, please try to help your child to remember these.

 

Cookham Dean CE Primary School, Bigfrith Lane,

Cookham Dean, Maidenhead SL6 9PH.

Tel: 01628 482734.

Email: office@cookhamdean.org

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