Technology is quickly embedding itself in every aspect of our children's lives. Children have access to technology and information like no other generation before them. At Stoneydelph, we recognise that as a result of this, it is paramount that children are equipped with the skills needed to ensure that they can operate safely and with knowledge about how the world of computers, smart technologies, AI and day-to-day technology works. We are also aware that the future will contain job markets, technological interfaces and software advancements that cannot be foreseen or even imagined at the present time. With all of this in mind, we are committed to delivering a fully embedded computing curriculum to students starting at Nursery and reception age.
Autumn Term - Computing HUB Timetable and learning intent.
Each class has been assigned a timetabled slot in the HUB where children are expected to use the facilities to improve and enhance children's understanding of Information Technology and Digital Literacy. In this time, for the first half term until November, children across all year groups will be growing more familiar with Word Processing software. KS2 children are also looking at improving the familiarity with a keyboard as they continue to learn how to touch type. KS1 children will be being introduced to the Computing HUB more fully this term and be looking at how to navigate around a computer using and improving their mouse control and fine motor skills as well as understanding the correct ways to turn on, log on and then shut down the resources. Reception have also been given slots to enjoy and become familiar with the Computing HUB this half term and will starting to fit these into their curriculum as the children become more settled in as the term goes on.
Monday - Foxes (Yr 1&2) & Magpies (Yr 3 &4)
Tuesday - Hedgehogs (Yr 1 & 2) & Dragonflies (R & Yr 1)
Wednesday - Bumblebees (R) & Woodpeckers (Yr 3 & 4)
Thursday - Chestnuts (Yr 6) & Oaks (Yr 5)
Friday - Robins (Yr 3 & 4)
Please see our progressions grids below for what your child should be expecting to learn over the course of working with word processing software this half term. We shall look at presentation and data handling software in the spring and summer terms.
Prime VR - Virtual Reality Worships
In March 2022, we were really excited to welcome Prime VR into school to deliver some workshops with the children in KS2 to help enrich their wider curriculum subjects. The workshops were a great hit with everyone who took part, which I'm sure that you can see from the photos from this occasion below.
This year we will be welcoming Prime VR again on Wednesday 2nd November 2022 for our KS2 pupils once again. Exciting workshops have been booked for each child in each class to take part in based around what will be their new topics for the half term. For Years 5 & 6 this will be looking at a workshop around China and for the children in Years 3 & 4, theirs will be on volcanos.
The school will be subsidising some of the costs of this workshop but their will be a small charge for those that wish to take part. Please look out for more information and permission letters coming home in October.
Thank you for supporting us in being able to provide these exciting opportunities for our children.
Safer Internet Day 2022
On Tuesday 8th February, children at Stoneydelph took part in celebrating Safer Internet Day, an annual event which focuses on different themes of online and digital awareness and safety.
Using the internet safely and positively is a key message that we promote in Stoneydelph Primary School, and celebrating Safer Internet Day is a great opportunity for us to re-emphasise the online safety messages we deliver throughout the year.
While we will be taking part again in this even in February 2023, internet safety is never far from our minds. If you are interesting in learning more about keeping your children safe while using digital devices please see below for a wide range of links to useful websites which provide information, how to guides and parent and child resources.
Online safety is an important issue which as a school we’re committed to teaching our pupils about.
If you have any concerns or questions about keeping your child safe online, please do get in touch with the school through your child’s class teacher, Mrs Parsons or myself (Mrs Phillips) as the Computing Subject lead in school.
Please have a look through some of the guides and help sheets that can be found on the National Online Safety Website. I've uploaded some of them as images above but there are many that are available which address a wide range of topics for apps, devices and parental controls. These can also be downloaded as PDFs which may be easier to read depending on the device you are using.