The lead Learner for Computing is Mrs C Cartwright
Our Vision for Computing
At MFSA, we teach computing through the 3 strands of Digital literacy, Information technology and Computer Science. The children are taught key skills in each area and they are given the knowledge and vocabulary to prepare them for computing in the real world.
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 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.
Our Digital Leaders
Use the link below to go to our digital leaders page to find out more about online safety and and how our digital leaders are helping us to ensure our children know how to stay safe on the Internet.
Staying safe online at home
The UK Safer Internet Centre site is full of useful information about keeping yourself and your family safe online. They have produced checklists for some social networking sites. They can be downloaded by clicking the links below.The UK Safer Internet Centre site is full of useful information about keeping yourself and your family safe online. They have produced checklists for some social networking sites. They can be downloaded by clicking the links below.
With so much information at our fingertips with ever evolving technologies, we must ensure that children are kept safe. Although no search engine is 100% safe for children, we teach children to use Primary Safe Search as a 'safer' search engine.
Staying safe on the Internet
Below are some internet games that tackle the subject of Online 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.
Online learning at home
The children all have their own logins to use at home so that they can access Bug Club, Times Tables Rockstars and Letterjoin. Using these, can help support your child's learning. Please ask your child's teacher if your child does not have their login or if you have any questions.
Each child has a bug club login so that they can access online books at home. They have been allocated by their class teacher so that they are suitable for each child.
Times Table Rockstars
This can be accessed by using an Internet browser and can also be downloaded as an app on tablets. It will help to improve your child's times tables and division skills. Try the link below:
This website can be used to help your children with their handwriting and letter formation. It is available on tablets too.