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At our school we love using technology! Because of this we are constantly looking for ways to develop and improve the ways in which we use ICT in all subjects. We currently teach Computing to each class once a week using a fantastic scheme called 'Switched on Computing.' This involves us doing fun work such as creating electronic cards, programming, making online games and much more! An overview of what is taught to each year group can be found in the documents below.
 ICT is also used in the vast majority of lesson through interactive whiteboards, computers and laptops. Teachers use ICT to enhance Numeracy and Literacy lessons as well as completing research in a wide range of subjects.


Each class uses the ICT room at least once a week for their Computing lessons and all classes have access to laptops when needed. Pupils are confident in using the Internet and have a very good understanding of E-Safety.


We also have 14 Ipads for the pupils to use for both Computing and cross curricular work. 

Internet Safety

At Oakhill Primary School we take safety on the Internet very seriously and the following links are for parents and carers to use to keep up to date with Internet Safety.

At home you could support our work in keeping the children Internet safe by:

  • Exploring these interactive sites with your child
  • Checking the sites your child accesses on tables and phones
  • Checking your childs text messages, photographs, Snapchat and Whatsapp regularly
  • Talking to your child about what they are doing online
  • Discussing the dangers of social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, Snapchat and Instagram and discuss with your child why these sites have an user age of 13
 

SMSC in Computing 
 

Spiritual Moral Social Cultural
 
Encouraging students to become independent learners who are
e-confident and capable of researching, processing, storing, analysing, exchanging and presenting information.
 
Considering the way in which we and others can use ICT for both positive and negative purposes, for example by the discussion of issues surrounding the misuse of and access to personal data. 
 
Studying modules on e-safety, students are required to deepen their understanding of social media and the advantages these sites have brought as well as the numerous problems such as cyber bullying.
 
 
Challenging students to think about how different cultures access and use the internet and what implications this has on the individual and the culture.
 
Considering and understanding of the digital divide and the advantages some cultures may have over others in this respect.
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