Technology plays a significant role in society today. At Pilton Infants’ we equip the children with the skills of computational thinking to be able to participate effectively and safely as technology grows. One of our challenges is to keep updated with the pace of constantly evolving technology. Children become independent critical learners by exploring computer systems and by tinkering with new technology. Through this, children learn a wealth of computational language, which has links to mathematics, science and design. All children achieve through the use of stem sentences to support their thinking. They have access to a wide range of technology, including chromebooks, Ipads and bots to continually improve the skills they learn. We value the importance of keeping children safe online. We engage in e-safety lessons and we value being good digital citizens online. This ensures they become digitally literate and well equipped for their future within the digital community beyond our school.
We are currently in the process of changing our curriculum to the NCCE 'Teach Computing'. Their curriculum aims to transform the way that computing is taught in schools to ensure that our children are secure in a range of skills and it includes building on prior learning. Each year group study modules that span Computer Science, Digital Literacy and Information Technology. The NCCE is designed by experts in the computing field and teachers to ensure that lessons have clear progression and provide children with a range of knowledge and skills.
We also ensure that e-safety is taught explicitly as well as being continuously embedded into all our lessons. Children all agree to and sign an Acceptable Use Policy at the beginning of the year to ensure they understand the expectations within lessons. Staff are updated yearly by SWGFL on how to support children with keeping safe online. Parents are updated and regularly given support through termly newsletters and through yearly workshops by SWGFL.
We have collated a list of useful websites and placed them in subject areas for ease of reference, together with websites to support parents.
This list is always growing so please keep looking at the website for ideas.
PARENTS – Please be aware that the school has not vetted these sites, so please check their content prior to use by your family. The content is ever changing so the school accepts no responsibility for the content of these sites.