Our Vision for Computing
Our children are growing up in a world where technology is developing at an increasingly rapid rate. As Computing underpins today’s modern lifestyle it is essential that all pupils gain the confidence and ability, that they need in this subject, to prepare them for the challenge of a rapidly developing and changing technological world. Their learning environment should contribute to the development of these skills and they should have access to suitable, up-to-date equipment and emerging technologies.
Our vision is that these technologies will enrich the experience of all members of our community including pupils, staff, parents and governors and that these resources will help to provide an environment without boundaries, where opportunities can be explored in safety and confidence.
We aim to:
- Offer a high-quality computing education that equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world.
- Teach pupils the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming.
- Teach pupils to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content.
- Give opportunities for pupils to express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology.
The lead Learner for Computing is Mrs C Cartwright
The opportunities presented by modern electronic technology: internet, email, social sites, text messaging etc, are incredible in their potential for good but equally in their potential for harm, and especially so where children are concerned. At Matchborough First School Academy, keeping our children from harm at the same time as providing them with a safe 'electronic' learning environment is a priority.
Our e-Safety policy forms the basis on which our decisions are made. All children and school staff are expected to sign an 'Acceptable Use Policy' indicating they have read and agreed with the safety rules.
The children use the Worcestershire learning gateway to access a range of learning tools. This can be accessed at home by using the website below:
Staying safe on the Internet
Below are some internet games that tackle the subject of E Safety in a fun way. Using the Think U Know website, follow Lee and Kim's adventures to find out how to be safe on the Internet. Please click on your age range to access the resources.