Learning Together, Achieving More
At Olton, we follow the Purple Mash scheme that equips children with a range of knowledge and skills to enable them to excel in their understanding of computer science, information technology and digital literacy. Within this scheme, children will be introduced to a wide range of technology including how to stay safe online both in school and at home. We want all children to enjoy computing and what technology has to offer.
In Early Years, children develop their skills through using Mini Mash and programmable toys. From Key Stage 1 through to Year 6, children have a weekly computing session which follows the Purple Mash scheme of learning.
Our intent is to ensure that our children leave Olton computer literate: knowing, remembering and understanding more in computing.
We monitor the impact of the computing curriculum through various means including: pupil voice, end of unit assessments and learning walks. These are analysed on and a 'School Improvement Plan' for computing produced which contributes to the whole school ongoing continuous improvement cycle and whole school self-evaluation.
The School’s E-Safety Policy reflects the need to raise awareness of the safety issues associated with information systems and electronic communications as a whole. E-Safety encompasses not only Internet technologies but also electronic communications such as mobile phones and wireless technology. It highlights the need to educate children and young people about the benefits, risks and responsibilities of using information technology. In school, we promote the SMART rules; please see below.
Every year we celebrate Safer Internet Day.
Safer Internet Day 2023 will be celebrated on 7th February 2023 with the theme:
'Want to Talk About It? Sharing Your Online Experience'
For more information about E-Safety, please click the link below to be taken to our E-safety page.
Childnet - https://www.childnet.com/
CBBC - https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/curations/safer-internet-day
BBC Bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zfcvhbk/articles/zkcj92p
A date for your diaries - we will be celebrating Safer Internet Day on 7th February 2023.