Computing and the use of IT
Computers and other IT can help pupils make accelerated progress. We support pupils to develop their skills such as researching, typing, editing and art skills. Then we use those skills in cross-curricular work. Computer programming, we use various methods including Scratch, the J2E suite and coding on Busy Things. The children in upper KS2 have access to 1:1 devices and use them as part of their access to everyday learning. The school delivers online safety throughout the year not just in computing but also through PSHE. We specifically make links to the need, and how to stay safe online through online safety day, external speakers come into the school to reinforce messages and we actively share top tips with parent son of Facebook and ClassDojo pages. The LGfL resources on its Digisafe pages provide excellent resources for children, staff and parents.