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At Race Leys Junior School our intent is to teach our children to use technology responsibly and carefully, being mindful of how their behaviour, words and actions can affect others.
They will gain experience and skills of a wide range of technology in a way that will enhance their learning opportunities, enabling them to use technology across a range of subjects to be creative and solve problems, ensuring they make progress.
This is implemented by all classes having a scheduled Computing lesson each week where computing skills will be taught in the key areas of Information technology, Computer science and Digital literacy. These skills will also be implemented across the curriculum to further enhance children’s learning.
We want to ensure that Computing is embedded in our whole school curriculum and that opportunities for enhancing learning by using technology are always taken.
Our impact is seen through how our children enjoy and value Computing and know why they are doing things, not just how. Children will understand and appreciate the value of Computing in the context of their personal wellbeing and how it can further widen understanding in other subjects.
The Computing curriculum will contribute to children’s personal development in creativity, independence, judgement and self-reflection. This would be seen in them being able to choose technology for a specific purpose, talk confidently about their work, and sharing their work with others.
Online safety is an important part of our computing curriculum. We aim to teach the children how to be safe online so they are able to use the Internet effectively and securely. At Race Leys Junior School, Online safety is delivered through targeted lessons, regular assemblies and as part of Internet safety day. As well as being taught discretely, the children are regularly reminded about how to stay safe online as part of our cross-curricular learning.
The internet is such an important part of our daily lives, we need to be empowering children to be able to make correct decisions when delving into the online world, both now and in the future.