Computing at Firs Farm!
Firs Farm is embracing the changing technical age and ensuring our children are ready to live and work within it. Every class follows a broad and creative programme of work which covers all of the National Curriculum objectives. This includes teaching children how technology works, how we can code as well as how we can develop into good digital citizens. We aim to ensure all of our children are digitally literate by the time they leave Firs Farm.
Each half term the children complete a different computing unit which is progressive and ensures they meet the demands of the Computing curriculum. This includes learning and using the features of several Microsoft platforms, searching the internet safely and accurately using coding vocabulary when building algorithms. Children have also become increasing familiar with online learning via different platforms such as MyMaths and Microsoft Teams.
As a school, Tapestry is used in the EYFS to communicate children's learning with their adults and we encourage parents/carers to respond accordingly on this.
We ensure children have a good understanding of what it means to be safe online and what to do if they are worried. This is taught through our Internet Safety Week and during all lessons. All children, parents and staff are expected to sign an Acceptable User Agreement outlining our expectations of children using the equipment and working online (see links below). We have also introduced a Social Media Acceptable Use Policy for our KS2 children, in this ever growing digital age.
Click the Online Safety and Parent Resource buttons at the top, to get help and support with online activities and what to do if you are unsure, upset or frightened by anything online.