Computing is an essential part of the curriculum at Knaphill School. Our newly designed computing curriculum ensures that all children are inspired and taught about computer science in a creative learning environment. The subject content for our curriculum has been divided into threads to plan for progression throughout KS2. At Knaphill, we believe that the following aims will create a successful learner in computing:
- Digital citizens who are safe and responsible
- Digital creators who are logical and creative
- Digital communicators who are digitally literate
Throughout the school, we will be using a wide range of different software and hardware. Some of the software that we are using is available online. Some examples are listed below:
- Scratch – programming software that enables the children to learn about basic programming commands: http://scratch.mit.edu/
- Logo – a programming tool: http://turtleacademy.com/
We bought 15 new iPads thanks to our amazing PTA and each class gets to use them on a weekly rota. We are now getting 30 more which is very exciting!
We now have Digital Leaders, one from each class,who meet with Miss Fini regularly and they are all extremely excited about their new roles and responsibilities. They will be keeping you all updated with a class blog which will be a great way to share all the exciting things we do at Knaphill.
We strongly believe that e-safety has a fundamental role in the children’s learning, therefore, this is a unit that all year groups will visit.VV
We were extremely fortunate to have Sharon Girling OBE come into school on Wednesday 7th October to deliver an e-safety workshop to all the children. The children learnt a lot about how to keep themselves safe online and how to treat others online. We hope you found her presentation to all parents/carers useful and that it helped raise awareness of many issues regarding e-safety and how to look after children online.