At Plaxtol Primary School our aim is for all children to feel safe online and have fair, equal access to, and understanding of, technology in the modern world.
We want to model and educate our pupils on how to use technology positively, safely and responsibly. We want our pupils to understand there is always a choice with using technology and we recognise that the best prevention for many potential issues is through education. We recognise that technology can allow pupils to share their learning in creative ways. We also understand the accessibility opportunities technology can provide. We encourage staff to embed e-safety and computing across the curriculum to make learning creative and accessible.
One of our main aims at Plaxtol to ensure that all children love learning about computing! The subject should be taught and learnt both discretely and in a cross curricular way. Computing should support many areas of the curriculum.
Subject knowledge is drawn from the national curriculum, through schemes of work, from colleagues or on occasions during staff meetings. Progression of skills documents are being used to support planning.
Technology is provided for both staff and children in various forms: computers, laptops, iPads, Beebots, interactive white boards and a vast range of software. Staff promote the safer, positive use of technology and the internet throughout the whole curriculum, not just in stand-alone lessons.
Purple Mash is used to underpin the curriculum in Computing
Here are some apps that we use in the classroom. You can try some of them at home too!
We need to remember to stay safe online too
Safer Internet Day - 9th February 2021
Safer Internet Day 2021 will be celebrated in the UK with the theme:
An internet we trust: exploring reliability in the online world
This year in the UK, Safer Internet Day explores reliability online. The internet has an amazing range of information and opportunities online, but how do we separate fact from fiction?