Computing at Pucklechurch

Digital safety and online usage

The impact of COVID-19 means that most of us have been at home for an extended period and are likely to be spending an increased amount online. Because of this, we would like to share two very useful and important documents with you. 

 

Each document includes information to help you support your child to stay safe online, as well as providing useful links to help make devices as safe as possible and where to access help.

It is crucial we educate our children about the dangers online, while celebrating the usefulness and positive ways the internet can help us learn and be entertained. The internet is a great place if we use it the right way!

Curriculum Intent

At Pucklechurch, children are taught the impact of technology in our changing digital world, the skills in which to use systems and an understanding of doing this safely. 

Curriculum Implementation

At Pucklechurch, the computing curriculum covers a range of knowledge and skills which children will use within other curriculum subjects and in their daily lives, both at home and at school.  Across the school, we use a progressive scheme of work recommended and written by South Gloucestershire's computing specialists.

Our children learn through the use of a range of digital technology: computers, cameras, recording equipment, movement sensors and programmable robots.

The curriculum content falls under 3 broad headings:

  • Computer Science - where pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to apply this knowledge through programming.

  • Information Technology - in which pupils to create, organise and present a range of content using systems and programs.

  • Digital Literacy -  in which pupils are able to use technology to communicate and express themselves safely as active participants in a digital world.

We are fortunate enough to have a range of resources in which support the teaching and learning of computing skills such as beebots, learnpads and a portable laptop suite. 

Computing Curriculum Overview                

KS1 and KS2

Digi Crew

Our Vision

“As a crew, we want to support children in our school from EYFS through to Year 6 as they have fun and learn on line. In a digital world, we want to keep children and their families safe. We will persevere and work together to achieve this.” written by Digi Crew

Some links we would like to share:

http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

https://www.childnet.com/

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/

https://www.internetmatters.org

Apps we recommend to enhance learning:

Mozaik 3D

App aimed at KS2+

3D scenes have been designed to help learning in a fun and playful manner. The interactive, educational scenes relate to history, technology, physics, mathematics, biology, chemistry, visual arts and more!

Google Expeditions

Google Expeditions is an immersive learning tool that lets you go on VR trips or explore AR objects. Explore historical landmarks, go down to the atomic level, get up close with sharks- even visit outer space!

 

iMovie
Make Hollywood-styled trailers  create beautiful movies using this easy to use app. Music, which automatically adjusts to the length of your movie, can be added.

 

GarageBand
GarageBand turns your device into a collection of touch instruments and boasts a full-featured recording studio so you can make music anywhere you go!
 

Thing Link

Immersive storytelling/ fact-sharing. Easily enhance photos with text, audio, close-up photos, links and video. Create images with sound and text, explaining the picture on screen.

 

Puppet Pals Pocket

Create your own unique shows with animation and audio in real time. Learn staging vocabulary as you create your shows and play back to entertain your audience!

 

Shadow Puppets Edu

Easily create videos at any school age. Why not use it to tell stories or share something new you have learned with others?

 

Keynote

Keynote is a presentation app designed for a mobile device. Add charts, videos, notes, music and more at the tough of the screen!

 

Questions and Answers

Quizland is a free educational app with minimal ads that offers more than 40,000 trivia questions supported by detailed explanations.  Check your general knowledge or challenge friends for the title of Best Brains!

 

Comic Caption Meme Maker Light

Transform your pictures into authentic-looking comics! Add word balloons, captions, stickers and filters to turn photos into a ‘super’ creation!

 

Tiny Tap

Play over 150,000 educational games for a large range of subjects including maths, computing, art and science.

 

Kahoot

Create your own quizzes in seconds! This app unleashes the quizmaster in you! A great way to connect with others too as this app enables you to host your very own quiz game.

Internet Safety: A guide for parents
Digital Safety During COVID-19: Safeguarding your childre

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