Computing and E-Safety

The academy bases the teaching of computing on the National Curriculum. 

Our intent for computing is to ensure that all children:

  • can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
  • can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
  • can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
  • are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.

The implementation of the teaching of computing is currently under review. If you would like any information please contact the Computing subject leader (Mrs Fawcett). 

At Crowle Primary Academy, we ensure that the safety of our children is everyone’s top priority.  With the ever-expanding access to the internet and the potential risks that this can pose, e-safety is taught as an essential part of our safeguarding curriculum.  We enable children to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to be able to use the internet accordingly, but with minimal risk, whilst ensuring they have the necessary skills to be able to identify when they could be in potential danger and what to do about this. 

Our curriculum intent for online safety aims to ensure that all pupils are responsible, users of information and communication .

Running alongside a progressive curriculum that teaches children how to keep themselves safe from potential threats of other internet users, we deliver sessions that include messages that link to the Prevent Strategy.  Potential risks associated with being radicalised whilst accessing the internet are covered within this scheme of work, ensuring that every e-safety aspect is delivered to our pupils.

The scheme of work that we deliver on a rolling programme is Gooseberry Planet.  Gooseberry Planet links to the Computing curriculum, PSHE curriculum, RSE and Health Education as well as the UKCISS framework and takes Keeping Children Safe In Education 2019 into account, ensuring that our pupils have the most relevant lessons delivered to them.

This scheme of work is delivered from Reception through to Year 6, through a progressive model whereby age appropriate, specific themes are delivered to the children which are developed throughout each year group.

The themes, taken from the UKCCIS framework, that are developed throughout Reception to Year 6 are;

  • Self-Image & Identity
  • Online Relationships
  • Online Reputation
  • Online Bullying
  • Managing Online Information
  • Health, Wellbeing and Lifestyle
  • Privacy & Security
  • Copyright & Ownership

Implementation of online safety
Outlined below is and example of the theme 'People Online' the knowledge, is developed progressively through Reception to Year 6.

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