Skip to content ↓

Computing

Computing Curriculum

Our programmes of study are linked with the three strands of the Computing National Curriculum; Digital Literacy, Computer Science and Information Technology. We teach the topics under each strand half termly.

Autumn

Digital Literacy

Spring

 Computer Science

Summer

Information Technology

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring

Summer 1

Summer 2

Multimedia

Online Safety

Programming

Information Technology

Data Handling

We aim for our pupils to achieve a rich understanding of the modern world and the technology that supports it. Our pupils explore and understand different technological mediums such as Interactive Whiteboards, Tablets, Computers, Internet, VR Headsets, Coding and Espresso. At Southbury, our vision is that every child will leave our school digitally literate and confident in their ability to use technology creatively in a wide range of contexts.

Online Safety

At Southbury, we understand the responsibility to educate our pupils on online safety issues as the online world brings many positives and possibilities, but it’s also full of risks – and it’s constantly changing.

The online safety aspect of our Computing curriculum aims to teach pupils the appropriate behaviours and critical thinking skills needed to enable them to remain both safe and legal when using the Internet and related technologies, in and beyond the context of the classroom.

Computing and online resources are increasingly used across the curriculum. We believe it is essential for online safety guidance to be given to pupils on a regular and meaningful basis. Online safety is embedded within our curriculum and we promote the use of new opportunities to promote online safety.

We have engaged with the NSPCC Speak out Stay safe program within our school as an effective way to support our school's safeguarding duties. This also helped us to further understand the role online technologies play in children’s lives and the risks they might face. The program delivered an assembly to pupils and workshop to parents and carers. The sessions were able to equip both adults and children with the knowledge and understanding they need to stay safe from abuse and neglect online. Children were taught to speak out if they are worried, either to a trusted adult or Childline. Parents gained a better understanding of;

  • which technologies, games, websites and apps children and young people use and why
  • the risks and issues associated with children and young people being online
  • how to access advice and support to be able to better protect children and support parents to    help keep children safer online.

In a rapidly changing society, educating children in online safety is one of our main priorities. To help our pupils become digitally literate, we start each new term with a refresher lesson of what to do and what not to do when staying safe online. We aim to stay abreast of latest changes on social media and technological developments to support children in staying as safe as possible when online.

Safer Internet Day

As a school, we take part in ‘Safer Internet Day’ every year. Safer Internet Day inspires a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically, and creatively. One of the themes were 'Be the change: Unite for a better Internet'. As a school we joined together to think about ways we could make the Internet a safer and better place for all, especially children. The children from Reception – Year 6 each designed a jigsaw puzzle piece showing how they are positive online or how they thought they could make the Internet a better place. We put the jigsaws together to show how our actions fit in with the actions of those around us.internet'. As a school we joined together to think about ways we could make the Internet a safer and better place for all, especially children. The children from Reception – Year 6 each designed a jigsaw puzzle piece showing how they are positive online or how they thought they could make the Internet a better place. We put the jigsaws together to show how our actions fit in with the actions of those around us.

This year, Safer Internet Day 2021 is on the 9th of February and will be celebrated with the theme ‘An Internet we trust – exploring reliability in the online world’. We will continue to engage with Safer Internet Day through our remote learning. 

                 

Here is a film for Parents/Carers that provides tips on how to find information we can trust online. 

https://vimeo.com/480839159

The film is a part of the UK Safer Internet Centre's Safer Internet Day 2021 campaign that focuses on reliability on the Internet.