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INTENT:

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.

 

We love using technology. Let us show you how

 What we learn in Computing lessons in Cookham Dean:

Year 1
Our children will enjoy learning:-

 

What algorithms are

How to create simple programs

How to use technology purposefully to create, store and retrieve digital content

To use technology safely and keep personal information private

About uses of information technology beyond school

 

 

Year 2

Our children will be learning:-

 

That algorithms are implemented as programs on digital devices

That programs work by following precise and unambiguous instructions

How to debug simple programs

To use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs

How to use technology to organise and manipulate digital content

To use technology respectfully

About where to go for help if they have concerns about content or safety whilst using online technology

 

 

Year 3

Our children will be learning:-

 

How to write programs that accomplish specific goals

To use sequence in programs

To work with various forms of input and output

How to use search technologies effectively

To use a variety of software to accomplish specific goals

How to collect and present information

How to design and create content

How to use technology responsibly

To identify a range of ways to report concerns about contact

 

 

Year 4

Our children will be learning:-

 

To design programs that accomplish specific goals

How to design and create programs

How to debug programs that accomplish specific goals

To use logical reasoning to detect and correct errors in programs

To select a variety of software to accomplish given goals

To select, use and combine internet services

How to collect and present data

To identify a range of ways to report concerns about content

To recognise acceptable and unacceptable behaviour on the internet

 

 

Year 5

Our children will be learning:-

 

How to control or simulate physical systems

That computer networks can provide multiple services, such as the world wide web

To appreciate how search results are selected

To solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts

To work with variables and to use selection in programs

To collect and present data

How to analyse and evaluate information

About the opportunities that computer networks offer for communication

To recognise acceptable and unacceptable behaviour

 

 

Year 6

Our children will be learning:-

 

To work with variables and to use selection in programs

To use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work

How to use logical reasoning to detect and correct errors in algorithms

About computer networks, including the internet

About search results and how they are ranked

To combine a variety of software to accomplish given goals

To select, use and combine software on a range of digital devices

To collect, present, analyse and evaluate data

How to design and create systems

About the opportunities that computer networks offer for collaboration

To be discerning in evaluating digital content

 

 

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.

Online Safety At Cookham Dean

Mix Up Coding Afternoon.

KS2 enjoyed an afternoon using 2CODEDIY on the Ipads. 

The children loved working across the age range, developing their games.

Homework Help

Here are the links for the Apps and websites we use in School and for home study:

Purple Mash:

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/cookham

 

Mathletics:

http://community.mathletics.com/signin#/student

 

Abacus  Maths & Bug Club Reading

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

 

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.

Information & websites

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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