At GFJS, we value the importance of computing and understand that the children are growing up in a world of ever advancing technology. We aim to provide them with the skills to access technology both effectively and safely.
Computing is taught as a finite skill as well as being integrated into other curriculum areas. In each year the children learn basic computing skills, programming, internet safety, data handling and how to create and publish work. To view the curriculum statements covered in each year, follow this link to the Curriculum Statements.
Part of the children’s computing education is understanding the risks that the internet poses to young people. The children are taught about safe and responsible conduct online and how to report any incident (view our E-Safety Policy to learn more).
The is well equipped to deliver the computing curriculum. Every classroom in the school has an interactive white board. as well as a visualiser which allow the teacher to share texts and children’s work with the whole class – very easily. This supports the children when evaluating their own work and that of others.
Most recently, the school has invested in a class set of iPads. This opens up all sorts of new possibilities for learning. Whether the children are using them to research the Roman battle dress they are designing in history or find the next train to Paddington in a numeracy class. The iPads also have a wide range of educational apps, such as bugclub, mathletics and scratch Jnr.
Please find attached a flyer advising how to keep your child safe on the internet;