Computing

Computing at Linthorpe Primary School
 
As computing underpins today's modern lifestyle, it is essential that all children gain the confidence and ability to cope with the challenge of a rapidly developing and changing technological world. At Linthorpe Primary we use computers and handheld technology to enhance and extend our children's learning across the whole curriculum. Staff and children have the resources and capability to access a wide range of devices, from PCs to ipads, in order to support whole class and independent learning. Within a safe learning environment children are taught to recognise the value of computing for themselves and others, whilst being aware of its advantages and limitations.
 

Spiritual,  Moral, Social and Cultural development 

SMSC forms an integral part of our computing curriculum:

Spiritual -  We use our imagination and our experiences of the world around us. Pupils are encouraged to be creative in their approach and be willing to reflect on their work.

Moral -  Pupils access a variety of technology through our computing curriculum and treat all technology with respect. Children understand what it takes to be a good digital citizen in the modern world and know of the consequences of their behaviour and actions.

Social - Children are willing to participate in their peers learning and work both independently and collaboratively with others to achieve their best.

Cultural -  To extend the children’s’ learning, wherever possible, we will incorporate year group topics in order to learn about the world around us and use the information we find to shape our cultural understanding. Here, we learn about and respect other people’s backgrounds, feelings and values.

Programming and Coding

Programming or coding, is taught as a way to solve problems and develop our children into creative thinkers of the future. It empowers children and gives them the tools to express themselves in new and exciting ways. Plus, over the next ten years programming will be one of the fastest growing occupations.

 

Here are some great coding activities you can try at the hour of code website.

You can also try Scratch at home by clicking here.

 
 

Digital Resilience

At Linthorpe Community Primary School we care greatly about keeping our children safe, both at school and out in the wider world. Internet safety, or esafety as it is often called, is a large part of our computing curriculum and our everyday teaching. A large part of that esafety role is also down to parents. We encourage and work in partnership with parents to ensure that their computers and mobile devices are safe for our young people to use. In this way we can ensure that we nurture healthy, positive, worldly wise children that know how to keep themselves and others safe.

Check out how to keep your child safe online with these great websites:

 
 
 
 
 
 
After School Clubs
 

Throughout the year we provide various clubs that allow children to develop a deeper interest and understanding of different areas of the computing curriculum. These clubs include coding, animation and digital artwork. 

Watch a Year 3 and Year 4 digital animation project here. 
 
 
I-Pad Bonus
 
Are you looking to teach your children code on the go? Coding Apps Daisy the Dinosaur, Hopscotch and Kodable are all free for I-Pad.