Computing at Christ the King
Our Computing curriculum is designed to prepare children for a future in an increasingly digital world. We strive for children to be safe, confident, and effective as users and potential innovators of technology. Aside from Computing lessons, our pupils have the opportunity to use ICT across a range of subjects, with access to both iPads and a state of the art computer suite.
E-Safety: We are particularly keen to equip children with the skill set to stay safe online. See below to learn how the “Education for a Connected World” framework supports children to navigate different digital spaces safely.
Digital Leaders: Some children also have the opportunity to become Digital Leaders, who are responsible for promoting internet safety and improving the way technology is used around the school. Each week, two of our Digital Leaders speak in school assemblies to give advice to other pupils about staying safe online. The children also visit other schools, and have hosted visits themselves to share ideas and show off our computing suite!
Fake News: We are dedicated to equipping all of the families at Christ the King with the necessary tools to spot Fake News and stop the spread of it. Please see the links below to familiarise yourself with the topic and educate your children.
Covid Support: ThinkuKnow was created to support parents during Covid-19 and the closure of schools with home activity packs. There are simple 15 minute activities you can do with your child to support their online safety whilst we are spending more time studying online at home.
Follow the links below to our Computing Knowledge Organisers.
At Christ the King, we follow the National Curriculum for each subject area. You can find the Programme of Study for Computing here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-computing-programmes-of-study
Education for a Connected World
We aim to provide the children with the essential skills to keep themselves safe online and use the 'Education for a connected World framework' to ensure we cover all aspects of life online.
We have covered the following strands in all year groups so far this year.
Autumn 1 - Self image and identity
Autumn 2 - Online relationships
E-Safety at Christ the King
Have a look at the slide show below to see all of the things we do to promote e-safety in our school.
Our Digital Leaders are 5 and 6 with specific responsibilities for developing and improving the way that technology is used across our school and promote Online Saftey.
The children have visited other schools and hosted other schools to show off our computing suite and share ideas.
Two of our Digital Leaders give a safety message each week in Friday assembly, this encourages all of the children to stay safe on the internet whilst at home and in school.
All of the children have their own PurpleMash account which they can access both in school at home by clicking on this link: https://www.purplemash.com/sch/christ-m40
Purple Mash: https://www.purplemash.com/sch/christ-m40
Be Internet Legends: https://beinternetlegends.withgoogle.com/en_uk/interland
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