Repton Primary School is committed to the well-being and safety of your child, whether we are teaching them in the real world or online. We believe that all of our children have the right to be safe and happy wherever they are learning.
We take online safety very seriously and encourage our children to speak out and share any concerns they may have with a trusted adult.
We do not allow any child in our school to access games or online content that has an age specific rating. Therefore, we do not promote, endorse or advertise games that are not age appropriate for our children which includes the wearing of merchandise associated with such games.
Intent - What do we intend children to learn through computing?
At Repton Primary School we want pupils to be MASTERS of technology and not slaves to it. Technology is everywhere and will play a pivotal part in children's lives. Therefore, we want to model and educate our children on how to use technology positively, responsibly and safely.
Through our Computing curriculum we aim to give our children the life-skills that will allow them to flourish both personally and professionally in the ever-changing age of technology that we live in. This will allow them to act in a responsible and safe way while using technology but also flourish while using it. Our intent is for children to be able to operate in the 21st century workplace and be able to take up career opportunities in Computing with the starting point that we have given them. The use of technology will support learning across the entire curriculum as well as ensuring that the curriculum is accessible to all. Using the Kapow Scheme of Learning will allow them to become both digitally literate and competent end-users of technology. Through our explicit Computing lessons they will develop creativity, resilience and problem solving skills. They will become digitally responsible citizens who can act safely online and become members of a wider global community.
At Repton Computing is taught in discreet lessons using the Kapow Scheme of work. Every lesson builds on previous learning and allows the children to progress and develop their understanding, knowledge and skills throughout their time here. This scheme is built on the 2014 National Curriculum Attainment Targets in order to ensure progression and coverage. The children use a variety of programmes and equipment to develop their skills and meet the success criteria provided. Where appropriate, the children will use the technology within school to develop their learning in other areas, this can include word processing and research among other things. Children’s progress is assessed using the given assessment criteria from the scheme of learning and is monitored throughout their time at school.
Every year children will complete a unit focused on E-Safety. This allows them to build on their understanding of how to stay safe on the internet at age appropriate levels throughout their time at Repton Primary School. This is an incredibly important topic of work as we are all so reliant on the internet as an incredibly useful tool in our lives. It will allow children to understand what information is safe to share, who is safe to talk to online and the ability to feel confident to share things that could have made them feel uncomfortable while using the internet. This unit also ensures that children understand how to behave in a kind and supportive way while they are online.