In School

 

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 our school 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, the 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 suc a part of everyday life that our children would be at a disadvantage if they were not exposed to a thorough and robust computing curriculum. Children must be taught ‘Computational Thinking’ in order to provide them with essential knowledge that will enable them to participate effectively and safely in the digital world beyond our gates.

 

Here is what our children say about the way that our school helps to support them both at home and at school.

Parents

As a parent or carer you play a key role in helping your child to tay safe online. 

You don’t need to be an expert on the internet yo help to keep your child stay safe online.

Below are links to websites to support your child to use the internet safely, responsibly and positively.

NSPCC and O2 Parent Support

If you have a question about parental controls or concern about a social network your child uses, expert advisors at  the NSPCC helpline are there to help.

Parent Guides