When planning and teaching computing at Alexandra Junior School, we believe that it is an essential part of the curriculum; a subject that not only stands alone, but is woven within and should be an integral part of all learning. Computing, in general, is a significant part of everyone’s daily life and children should be at the forefront of new technology, with a thirst for learning about the wider world. Computing within schools can therefore provide a wealth of learning opportunities and transferrable skills whether taught explicitly within the Computing lesson or across other curriculum subjects.
Through the study of Computing, children will be able to develop a wide range of fundamental skills, knowledge and understanding that will actually equip them for the rest of their life. Computers and technology are such a part of everyday life that our children would be at a disadvantage would they not be exposed to a thorough and robust Computing curriculum. Children must be taught in the art form of ‘Computational Thinking’ in order to provide them essential knowledge that will enable them to participate effectively and safely in the digital world beyond our gates.
As a parent or carer you play a key role in helping your child to stay safe online. You don’t need to be an expert on the internet to help keep your child stay safe online. Below are links to websites to support you as you support your child to use the internet safely, responsibility and positively.