IN COMPUTING AT HOMERSWOOD, we strive to prepare all of our pupils for an ever-changing and developing digital world by giving them opportunities to practise the skills and characteristics needed to become masters of technology. Our Homerswood Values and Golden Threads are intertwined within our Computing Curriculum of ‘digital literacy’, ‘computer science’ and ‘information technology’ where knowledge and skills are modelled and taught.
Pupils have a natural curiosity for technology that is nurtured at Homerswood, along with resilience, problem-solving and opportunities to collaborate with others. It is imperative that our pupils understand the positive and negative effects that using technology has on individuals, local communities, national communities and the wider world and how they can play their part in this.
For the full document on how Computing is taught at Homerswood School, including the Intent, Implementation and Impact, please read the document below.
Autumn Term 2023
Google and Google Classroom is our platform for learning at Homerswood, which makes collaborating between learning in school and learning at home more synchronised. If you have any problems accessing Google, please ask your class teacher in the first instance so we can rectify it for you.
This Autumn Term, keeping safe on the Internet remains one of our top priorities. The topic of Internet Safety is continually developing and children will encounter different risks as they explore the online environment both at school and at home. This vital unit will enable children to be as prepared as possible with the latest understanding and technology and aid in understanding how their own mental health is affected by technology and the Internet.
Children will also spend some time exploring Google applications and using Chromebooks effectively in the classroom. They will learn many shortcuts and functions of Google in documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Children will create some fun files to boot.
Finally, the other important aspect we are learning this term is 'Coding'. Purple Mash is helping us do this in class and your child may wish to practise these skills at home too (perhaps show off their knowledge a little too 😉).
Pupils across Key Stages 1 and 2 are considering how to use the Internet safely in their Computing lessons this term.
Our parents can support this by learning the best ways to keep our children safe online. Take a look at these websites to understand more about the world wide web, apps and social media and its dangers.
There are some great interactive resources for children too - check these out!