Computing at Sacred Heart
The use of information and communication technology is an integral part of the national curriculum and is a key skill for everyday life. At Sacred Heart, we want every child to aspire to succeed in computing and be the best that they can be. We work tirelessly to broaden the horizons of every child, nurturing their interests and extending the boundaries of their lives.
We want all pupils to be able to thrive as responsible, digital citizens. Technology is everywhere and will play a pivotal part in our pupils’ lives. Therefore, we want to model and educate our pupils on how to use technology positively and safely.
We want our students to be confident and competent using a range of technology and our broad computing curriculum includes computer science, digital literacy and online safety. We encourage staff to try and embed computing across the whole curriculum to make learning creative and accessible. We recognise that technology can allow pupils to share their learning in creative ways. We also understand the accessibility opportunities technology can provide for our SEN pupils.
By the end of Key Stage 2, we want all children to be flexible, creative, responsible and confident users of technology, who are able to choose the best tool to fulfil the task and challenge set by teachers.
Computing in action at Sacred Heart:
- Weekly STEM club every Tuesday
- Digital Leaders taking part in the NPCAT Lego Robot League 2021/2022
Useful website links for children
There are many websites that your child can access to develop their skills in Computing. Please ensure that your child is using the internet safely and that you know which sites they are on. If you do not have access to the internet at home, there are many libraries in Middlesbrough, which can provide you with internet access as a member. It is free to use.
At Sacred Heart, the children have access to Purple Mash. https://www.purplemash.com/sch/sacred-ts1
Each child has their own login and password, and this can be accessed at home and at school. Please encourage your child to use this, as this links to their learning in school.
The children are encouraged to use the search engine ‘Bing’ https://www.bing.com/?FORM=Z9FD1 so that they can search for and access content, which is education friendly.
BBC Bitesize KS1
BBC Bitesize KS2
This site explains the terminology used in the Computing in KS1 using simple animated videos. There is also a link to KS2.
This is a great website which can help children learn how to build anything they want to. It is useful for ages 8 and older.
This website teaches programming in a series of puzzles.
Children can enjoy learning code in whichever language they wish, with the availability of one-to-one tutorials.
Useful website links for parents
A Prezi presentation on ‘Primary Digital Parenting’ by Ralph.
#Goldilocks: A fairy tale for the digital age
A story you can download for free to watch and read with your child and a downloadable activity sheet.
- Copy of parenting in a digital worldonline.pdf pdf2.6 MbApr 29th, 2020
- Copy of E-safety tips KS1.pdf pdf4.6 MbApr 29th, 2020
- Copy of SMART_Poster_A4.pdf pdf439.4 KbApr 29th, 2020
- Copy of E-safety tips KS2.pdf pdf4.1 MbApr 29th, 2020
- Computing sticky knowledge 2020 V1.docx docx50.5 KbApr 17th, 2020
- LKS2 Knowledge organiser computing.pub pub903.5 KbNov 4th, 2019