Computing at Bridge
At Bridge we have a dedicated computer suite and use technology throughout the curriculum.
The new primary curriculum has brought with it exciting changes, especially for Computing.
In computing children will be learning about:
- Computer programming (coding)
- To use the internet as a source of information effectively
- To use of a variety of computer programs
- To use digital devices (printers, digital cameras, tablets) within a computer network
We have a small dedicated group of digital experts extending their coding knowledge! They also lend a helping hand in their coding lessons wherever possible!
So far this year the focus has been on coding games including a slug trail, ‘flappy duck’ and frogger style crossing game!
Children at Bridge use the Internet on a regular basis as an integral part of their learning. In school, we have regular ‘e-safety’ activities to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online.
In our changing world, children are ever more exposed to a variety of different media and information. Increasing provision of the Internet both in and out of school brings with it the need to ensure our learners are safe!
Here are some tips and useful links to help you to keep your children safe online:
- Make sure your child understands If someone asks to meet them in the real world, they must tell you about it. If someone they don’t know who asks to be their online friend, they must ask you first.
- Know how to use the CEOP Button and how to report to the CEOP Centre if you are concerned about someone’s online behaviour towards your child. Parents and children can both report at CEOP or ThinkUKnow
- Visit www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/ or www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers for more information
- Visit the age-appropriate related sites: 5-7s (Hector's World), 8-10 (Cybercafe)
Useful video resources can be found at www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/topics/stay-safe
Tips & Useful Links:
Make sure your child understands they should keep new online friends strictly online. If someone asks to meet them in the real world they must tell you about it. If someone they don't know asks to be their online friend they must ask you first.
Know how to use the CEOP Button and how to report to the CEOP Centre if you are concerned about someone’s online behaviour towards your child.
The following links provide some great information: