Cheriton Primary School

Cheriton Primary School
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The school is vibrant, cultural heritages are valued and celebrated. Outstanding engagement with parents. Pupils lives are enriched because you make the most of the diverse cultral and social mix. All staff are proud to work here and enjoy being part of the school. Ofsted

Computing

  • In a rapidly changing technological world we believe that it is vital to equip children with the skills they will need to make the most of every opportunity that new developments offer to them.  Alongside the technical skills they will need, we recognise the importance of enabling children to stay safe in an increasingly sophisticated virtual world.

  • At Cheriton Primary School we base our computing teaching on the excellent Switched on Computing scheme of work from Rising Stars.  This provides a progressive framework, which allows children to develop and build upon a growing range of skills, confidence and intelligences, all of which are highly relevant in a rapidly changing world.  Our teaching is tailored to enable a high level of 'real world' relevance to children's application of the skills they are introduce to in lessons.

  • We take a proactive approach to the hardware required to make the most of our teaching, including computers, laptops, iPads, Nintendo DS's and new interactive whiteboards in each classroom.

Learning Overview:

Each year's curriculum can be found in the parent's handbook, a new version of which is published every second term and can be found on the class pages of our website

 

Online Safety Information for Parents

Our young people have been born into the ‘digital age’ and use computers, mobile phones, games consoles and tablets as part of their everyday lives.

The internet is always changing, and being able to keep up to date with your children's use of technology can be a challenge, especially if you feel that your children may have better technical skills than you do. However, children and young people still need support and guidance when it comes to managing their lives online and using the internet positively and safely.

At Cheriton we know that it is important to teach pupils about the underpinning knowledge and behaviours that can help them to navigate the online world safely and confidently regardless of the device, platform or app. Children in every Year group take part in specific lessons regarding this and in assemblies at certain times during the school year

 

There are many benefits of using ICT at home, these can include:
improving attainment
improving ICT skills and making learning fun
offering choice in what is learnt and how it is learnt
supporting homework and revision
offering flexible range of learning materials
improving presentation of work


However, despite these benefits we still need to be aware of what our children are accessing.

Here are some useful “tips” to keep young people safe:

  • Put the computer in a family room and not a bedroom, so that you can supervise what your child is accessing online and let children know that you are there to give advice and support

 

  • Agree and manage the amount of time your child spends online and in front of a screen; mobile phones, games consoles and other devices often have internet access—check sites are age-appropriate and bookmark child friendly sites or search engines for your child to use

  

  • Change privacy settings

 
  • Let your child know they can come to you if they encounter anything they are unhappy about

 
  • Spend some time on the website or app yourself, get used to how they work and the kind of content that your child will be accessing

  

  • Monitor viewing habits

 

  • Encourage critical thinking (talk about what people might post online and why some posts could cause distress)

  

  • Seek further support – if your child has seen something distressing online, reassure and empathise and if they are upset in any way by what they have seen, speak to one of the school’s safeguarding leads. If you have serious concerns report these to CEOP.  

 

A word about age recommendations and restrictions:

Many apps and websites require users to be a specific age (7+, 12+, 13+ , 16+, 18+ and so on).

This is because users will encounter content that is NOT SUITABLE for young people below that age. Children who are 10 should not have access to apps that require a minimum age of 13.