We do lot's of work within school around on how to keep children safe while using computers and in particular, the internet.
Staying Safe Online
1) Don’t post any personal information online – like your address, email address or mobile number.
2) Think carefully before posting pictures or videos of yourself. Once you’ve put a picture of yourself online most people can see it and may be able to download it, it’s not just yours anymore.
3) Keep your privacy settings as high as possible
4) Never give out your passwords
5) Don’t befriend people you don’t know
6) Don’t meet up with people you’ve met online. Speak to your parent or carer about people suggesting you do
7) Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are
8) Think carefully about what you say before you post something online
9) Respect other people’s views, even if you don’t agree with someone else’s views doesn’t mean you need to be rude
10) If you see something online that makes you feel uncomfortable, unsafe or worried: leave the website, turn off your computer if you want to and tell a trusted adult immediately.
Each child has a unique username and password for Mathletics.
'Mathletics is a captivating online learning space providing students with all the tools they need to be successful learners, both in the classroom and beyond. ...Mathletics supports and caters to each teacher's unique blend of student-driven learning and teacher-led instruction.'
Throughout each year group, children are expected to know different times tables and to use this to aid them with division sums. Holy Family have signed up to TTrockstars which is a fun, innovative way for children to learn their times tables while having a good time. There are competitions available and the children can even play against each other to see who is the fastest!
Each child has a unique username and password and we encourage parents to allow children time to be able to play and more importantly learn.
Just type in TTrockstars into google and follow the link.
Computers are now part of everyday life. For most of us, technology is essential to our lives, at home and at work. ‘Computational thinking’ is a skill children must be taught if they are to be ready for the workplace and able to participate effectively in this digital world.
The new national curriculum for computing has been developed to equip young people with the foundational skills, knowledge and understanding of computing they will need for the rest of their lives.
Through the teaching of computing at Holy Family and St. Michaels, they will learn how computers and computer systems work, they will design and build programs, develop their ideas using technology and create a range of content.
Our computing provision is being continually improved and updated, to meet the changing digital landscape. Children will use a range of technology throughout school, including desktop computers, laptops, IPads, digital cameras, and Beebots. They will learn to design and build programs using software such as Scratch, Kodu, Python, and Espresso Coding.
Year 3 used scratch to show off their coding skills.
Year 5 have been creating mazes using their coding skills. They have been working very hard.
Foundation Class enjoyed learning some new computing skills using their technology area.
Year 6 used laptops to research Ancient Chinese symbols.