'Everyone should know how to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think!' - Steve Jobs

In line with the National Curriculum for Computing, we aim to provide a high-quality computing education which equips children to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. The children will learn key knowledge about how computers and computer systems work, and how things are designed and programmed.

In an increasingly digital world there now exists a wealth of software, tools and technologies that can be used to communicate, collaborate, express ideas and create digital content. At Chapelford Village Primary we recognise that pupils are entitled to a broad and balanced computing education with a structured, progressive, approach to learning how computer systems work, the use of IT and the skills necessary to become digitally literate and participate fully in the modern world.

Our Curriculum Statement outlines our INTENT, how we will IMPLEMENT our curriculum and what IMPACT this will have on our Programmers and Technicians at Chapelford Village Primary School.

Computing Documents

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Click on the National Curriculum image for the National Curriculum programme of study for Computing.

Guidance

At Chapelford Village Primary, we appreciate the importance of the internet as a learning tool for children today. It provides them with the opportunities to access a wide range of educational tools, communicate with friends and investigate the world around them. However, there is also content available that is not suitable for children. We hope that the information provided on this page will help to keep your children safe and ensure they use technology, including mobile phones responsibility.

Young people are more at risk of exposure to inappropriate or criminal behaviour if they are unaware of the dangers. These dangers include:

  • viewing unsuitable content e.g. hate material, adult content, sites that endorse unhealthy behaviour
  • giving out personal information
  • arranging to meet an online 'friend'
  • becoming involved in, or the victim of, bullying, identity theft, or making and sending indecent or illegal images
  • spending too much time online (internet addiction), which can effect concentration, sleep and health
  • copying information from the Internet or buying work from other people to use as their own.

 

Online Safety at Home

As he number of devices within homes become increasingly accessible we have pulled together a list of resources that you can use with them to explore online safety in a fun, engaging and educational way.

Online Safety - Activity Packs for EYFS

Online Safety - Activity Packs for KS1

Online Safety - Activity Packs for KS2

As a school we are working towards the SWGfL Online 360 Safe Quality Mark. See our current certificates below:

  

The Internet Rules

PART ONE:
Click click! Click click!
Click click! Click click!
Clap your hands. Clap your hands.
Clap your hands. Clap your hands.

PART TWO
Click click! be happy, click click! be safe.
Click click! be clever with a smiley smiley smiley face.
Click click! don’t ever, click click! ever be
click click! too worried, you must always tell your family.

PART THREE:
We know the internet rules,
Learned them all at home and at school.
We know how to be safe and sound,
So clap your hands and turn around x 2

Advice for Parents  - Online Use

Points to note:

Age restrictions are not followed, with many young people lying about their age to enable access to the sites.  Many sites are peer led and due to this more and more young people are signing onto the sites without reading the policies and agreements that are attached to them. They want it now so that they can have instant access 24/7 to their friends – many opening accounts without parental knowledge.  All accessed via phones, tablets, computers, laptops, and all online gaming consoles.  Obvious Issues / concerns that are attached with these sites are Bullying, self harming, suicide, sexting, grooming, trolling, the list goes on.

We receive calls on a daily basis from the schools and families all seeking advice on how to deal with incidents that are being brought into schools due to the young people being on the sites late at night and in some cases 24/7 .  

If you have not already done so, we suggest that you visit 

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/share-aware/

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/#

National Online Safety

For up to date information and factsheets about the most popular social media channels, games and other really helpful information about keeping children safe online please visit the website via the link below:

E-safety Guides for Schools | National Online Safety

You can also download an app straight to your own device to access the information even quicker.

National Online Safety Mobile App

e-Safety Documents

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Parent Leaflets

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Internet Based Resources

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Online Safety - A short guide for parents

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Internet Safe Filtering and Monitoring

Filtering:  The school has a system, provided by the central Omega Multi Academy Trust ICT Team. This will block all traffic that comes through the school's network, including the school's wireless router, that is classified as inappropriate, according to an international classification system.  This includes classifications in multiple languages and images, covering a range of material, including extremism.

The school also uses an additional filtering system called Sophos.

Monitoring

The school will monitor internet access by: receiving reports on the most blocked websites from the school network and sharing this with the central ICT team to assess the greatest risks and concerns.

  • Training children to report and respond to all reports of inappropriate content, informing the central ICT team as necessary.
  • random reviewing of internet browsing histories.

Web Filtering

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Click on the Twitter icon below to see what some of the Computing work we have been doing at Chapelford!