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Lockdown 2021

We want to thank all our families at this difficult time.  Those working on frontline jobs and protecting the health and well-being of our community, thank you for your service for us all.  We are pleased to be able to support your children in school.  For those at home thank you so much for the enormous efforts you are putting into the home learning and the support you are giving your children.  We can see that they are engaging so well and producing some super work.  I want also to thank all the staff who are working tirelessly to keep all the plates spinning in school.
If you need any additional support or advice, please do not hesitate to contact the school.
Please take care and keep safe.
Caroline Peet
Executive Headteacher

Computing

At Queen Edith, we recognise the importance of Computing and understand the influence technology has in their current lives and will continue to have in the future. We aim to teach the children to be safe, confident and creative in their approach to Computing.  The National Curriculum states: ‘a high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems.’

As a school, we have chosen the Purple Mash Computing Scheme of Work from Reception to Year 6. This scheme of work includes fun and engaging lessons, and also provides strong cross-curricular links

Yearly Overview

Foundation Stage

By the end of the Foundation Stage, the curriculum states children should ‘recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools, and select and use technology for particular purposes’. We give children opportunities to explore a range of technology in fun and purposeful ways.

AutumnSpringSummer
Year 1Online Safety. Pictograms. Grouping and SortingInteractive Games. Animated Stories. Technology Outside SchoolCoding. Spreadsheets
Year 2 Coding. Online SafetyDatabases. Using Green ScreenSearching within a browser. Presenting ideas with PowerPoint
Year 3Email and Communication. Online SafetyCoding. SpreadsheetsDatabases. Simulations
Year 4Online Safety. Blogging. SpreadsheetsCoding. Animation and StoryboardsSearching with a browser. Presenting ideas
Year 5Game Creator. Coding Online Safety. Concept Maps Databases. Spreadsheets
Year 6Blogging. Creating an interactive travel guide with iMovieCodingOnline Safety. Networks and the Internet

For more information please click on the link to view our Computing Policy on our Policies page.

Information for Parents

Online safety is taken very seriously by all staff and children at Queen Edith. Please see our E-Safety Policy on our Policies page.

Safer Internet Day will be celebrated on 9th February 2021. It will explore reliability online: the internet has an amazing range of information and opportunities online, but how do we separate fact from fiction?

Below are a range of useful resources for parents and carers to use when keeping children safe online:

NSPCC                                                                                                                                                             A Parents’ Guide to being Share Aware. Helping you to keep your child safe online.

http://www.nspcc.org.uk/globalassets/documents/advice-and-info/share-aware.pdf

Switched on Families                                                                                                                   Run by Virgin Media, this website is full of useful advice and tools to help give parents clear advice on getting the best out of the internet for their children.

http://keepup.virginmedia.com/switchedonfamilies

Childnet

Whether you’re puzzled by parental controls or would like to know more about gaming, this website can help.

http://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Staying Safe Online

Information on what you can do to stay safe online during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-staying-safe-online

Examples Of Learning

Reception really enjoyed exploring the creative side of Purple Mash through the use of the interactive whiteboard and the iPads.

Year 1 practised their presenting skills by sharing facts about owls. With the use of the iPads, the children filmed each other speaking – they were all very confident TV presenters, just like David Attenborough!

There is a fantastic display in school created by Year 2 all about keeping safe online. After an introduction to E-Safety, children then drew apps that they use at home or in school onto their own paper iPads.

It was wonderful to see Year 4 using the netbooks to support their understanding of symmetry in Maths. They used the programme ‘Numeracy Workout’ and worked through a variety of activities independently.

Year 5 had fun coding in the Computer Suite. We are lucky to have headphones and microphones to support out learning!

Year 6 used the website ‘Hour of Code’ as an introduction to coding. They scanned the QR code, which quickly opened the website and then chose a game to code with their partner.