At The Ridge Junior School we aim to:-
- - ensure that the school provides a wide range of flexible resources to support teaching and learning in Computing across the curriculum.
- - improve the children’s confidence and capability in the use of
- - extend and enhance learning across the curriculum.
- - enable children and staff to select and use Computing tools appropriately and efficiently and apply their use across a range of subject areas.
- - ensure continuity and progression in Computing skills through KS2 and towards KS3.
- - deliver the programmes of study for Computing.
- - enable the children to realise the importance of Computing in their lives and some of the purposes for which it can be used.
- - ensure that children are aware of e-safety issues and use Computing safely and responsibly.
A variety of strategies are used to facilitate learning. Demonstrations of programs, structured activities, class and group teacher led instruction and problem solving and investigative approaches are all used to facilitate learning. Children are given the opportunity to work in pairs, groups or individually during Computing skills work.
Take a look below to see computing in action at The Ridge Junior School.
At The Ridge Junior School children use the Internet on a regular basis to aid their learning. As part of teaching the curriculum each year group has e-safety teaching to remind them of the importance of keeping themselves safe online. Our e-safety policy explains in more detail the actions we take to set out our expectations.
Here are some links to more helpful information.
https://www.bbc.com/ownit - CBBC Stay safe
http://www.stopcyberbullying.org/kids/index.html - Information on cyberbullying
https://www.vodafone.com/about/operating-responsibly/child-online-safety - advice given by Vodafone regarding online safety.
https://www.net-aware.org.uk/ - guide to social networks, apps and games.
https://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers - internet safety website for parents and carers
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/ - contains internet safety advice pupils, parents and teachers (CEOP – Child Exploitation and Online Protection centre)
During Term 3, Mr Maharjan and Santheep, who are robotic programmers at Renishaw, ran a Robotics club where children were collaborating their ideas, completing coding activities as well as designing and programming mini projects. The children thoroughly enjoyed the club learning new programming skills in which the can use in real life contexts and continue to develop in the future. Take a look below to see what the children were up to!
Click the link below to read an interesting article by Mr Maharjan on Robotics club at The Ridge Junior School.