At Cookham Dean, we want all students to be able to thrive as responsible, digital citizens. Technology is everywhere and will play a pivotal part in our students' lives. Therefore, we want to model and educate our pupils on how to use technology positively and safely.
We want our students to be confident and competent using a range of technology and our broad computing curriculum includes computer science, digital literacy and online safety. We encourage staff to try and embed computing across the whole curriculum to make learning creative and accessible. We recognise that technology can allow pupils to share their learning in creative ways. We also understand the accessibility opportunities technology can provide for our SEN pupils.
By the end of Key Stage 2, we want all children to be flexible, creative, responsible and confident users of technology, who are able to choose the best tool to fulfil the task and challenge.
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
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
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. .
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.
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.
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.
KS2 enjoyed an afternoon using 2CODEDIY on the Ipads.
The children loved working across the age range, developing their games.
Here are the links for the Apps and websites we use in School and for home study:
Abacus Maths & Bug Club Reading
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.
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.
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.