At Eltham Church of England Primary School we organise our units of work in Computing so that children in every year group have the opportunity to achieve the all the outcomes outlined in the Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum for Computing.
Furthermore, e-safety is paramount when any internet-enabled technology is used. It is taught discreetly within Personal and Social Education and Relationships Education; the children learn about the responsibilities that come with use of the Internet. As part of the school’s e-safety policy all children and staff sign Acceptable Use Policies. Further information for parents on e-safety can be found here.
Use of Information Technology (relating to content) is widely embedded across the curriculum, where children use iPads for research, Google Classroom for homework and selected units in Literacy, and a wide variety of Apps, for example BookMaker in MFL, Space 4D+ and digital sound meters in Science, Stop Motion Animation in Creative Curriculum, PixL for timestables and mathematics. In addition, the school has whole class sets of Microbits to introduce the children to physical computing and a set of ClassVR Headsets to introduce them to the world of Virtual Reality.
The Year 6 Digital Ambassadors champion best practice in e-safety across the school by giving assemblies to different year groups. They also provide training to children in how to look after our resources and make sure they are ready and fully charged for the next group of users. Finally, they run a lunchtime Code Club (as permitted by COVID restrictions) for Year 2 children.