At Riversdale, we are committed to creating a computing curriculum that is linked to class topics. ‘Switched on Computing’ and ‘Barefoot Computing’ resources act as a basis for staff to achieve this goal. Furthermore, the curriculum at Riversdale allows children to develop their ICT and Digital literacy, as well as allowing them to engage with programming software.
We feel that eSafety is another key component to children becoming digitally literate and competent; it is essential that children are aware of safe online practice. Therefore, throughout the year children are taught eSafety and how to spot any potential dangers online.
In computing lessons, we use a range of programmes such as ‘Scratch’ to teach children key programming skills. We would therefore like to encourage parents to make use of this incredible free tool at home. Please visit https://scratch.mit.edu to find plenty of free resources to help you and your child gain a better understanding of computer programming.
Each year the school hosts Safer Internet Day, where the children discuss the importance of online safety and their role within this, in an age appropriate manner. It is a very important day within the school calendar, as we believe that in the current climate, children must be armed with the skills to keep themselves and other safe.
Concerned about Online Safety?
Please visit our Useful Links page where you can find a link to the parent section of the ThinkUKnow website where you can find guidance about how you can keep your child dafe online.
Please find our Computing policy below: