The subject leader for computing at St James' is Miss Bryan.
Snapshot of Computing
All classes will start off the year learning about online safety and the importance of this in school and at home. This is an important strand that will continue throughout the year emphasising the importance for safety in our digital world.
Year one focus on logging in safely with their own individual logins and the importance of this.
Year two focus on understanding that information put online leaves a digital footprint or trail.
Year three focus on creating safe passwords and why this is important and whether or not everything they read on the internet is true.
Year four learn how to protect themselves from online identity theft and the meaning of plagiarism.
Year five gain a greater understanding of the impact that sharing digital content can have and how to maintain passwords.
Year six identify the benefits and risks of mobile devices broadcasting the location of a user/ device as well as having a clear idea of appropriate online behaviour.
We are lucky enough to have access to Purple Mash which helps us to enhance our computing skills across the curriculum.
We have a class set of laptops and enough iPads for one between two. The children are taught to respect the technology and are taught skills to help them progress from Reception class right up to Year 6.
Click on the link below to see the Purple Mash Computing Learning Journey.