St Teresa's Catholic Primary School

Live, Love, Learn, Grow

College Road, Skelmersdale, Lancashire WN8 0PY

01695623842

head@st-teresas-upholland.lancs.sch.uk

Computing

 Welcome to our Computing subject page! Here you can find useful information such as our Computing school curriculum, some resources we think would be useful to you, and some information about how the curriculum has been changed recently.

Computing Curriculum Document

Online Safety Award

The New Computing Curriculum


The new ICT curriculum has introduced programming. The children have been learning how to code and create their own games, stories and animations.
Below the Year Six children have designed a 'Scratch' animation all about themselves for when they go to St. Peter's.

What is Scratch and the new ICT curriculum all about? Follow these links:
https://scratch.mit.edu/about/
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/sep/04/coding-school-computing-children-programming

iPads

Recently we have bought a set of Ipads for use in school. We are very excited to use them in our classes and they will be a valuable addition to the new curriculum and our children's learning.

Thank you very much to the PTFA for providing the funds to make this possible for the children.

Online Safety

The Internet provides a huge amount of information for children and adults alike. It is a fascinating and effective tool for both teaching and learning, both at home and within school and it is paramount that all users from children to adults are educated on how to use the Internet safely.

Online safety is often associated with websites such as Facebook, Bebo, Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram and many other social network sites. However online safety covers all electronic safety such as identifying appropriate and inappropriate e-mails, text messages and much more.

We would ask that you make sure you know what your child/ children are doing online.
It is important to remember that if you allow your child internet access at home, parental supervision is recommended.

Ideally, the computer screen should be in an easily viewable position in the family living area.

Mobile phones, E-readers, tablets, computer games consoles and some TVs can also have Internet access too, so it is not just on computers and laptops.

At St.Teresa's we educate our children on e-safety from an early age and this continues throughout school. We have a dedicated online safety policy and online safety is incorporated into all areas of the curriculum where required.

If you would like any more information about keeping your child safe online then please contact Mrs. Grant (Online Safety coordinator) or visit the following websites:


http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-and-resources/parents-and-carers
http://lancashiresafeguarding.org.uk/media/5660/LSCB-School-Parents-Bulletin-Apr-2015_GL.pdf
http://www.vodafone.com/content/parents.html
http://www.parentport.org.uk/top-tips-for-parents/

 

(8/2/16) Nigel Kirkham, a teaching and learning consultant from Lancashire, recently delivered online safety updates to parents and staff. This was an informative evening, thank you very much to the parents who came to support the important messages given. If you were unable to attend, please get in touch with Mrs Grant and she will give you any resources and information provided that evening.

Please click here for a copy of our Online Safety Policy.