Computing is an umbrella term that includes IT (information technology), Digital Literacy and Computer Science. Throughout the school we are following the Rising Stars scheme which has been developed in conjunction with the expectations of the new curriculum.
In KS1 children begin to use ICT to develop their ideas and record their creative work. They develop a basic understanding of computer programming, a range of multimedia software and begin to learn about the conventions of emailing. During KS2 pupils develop their programming skills, use their problem solving skills to develop codes and learn about blogging.
We are fortunate to have a Computing suite in school which houses 32 desktop PCs. We also have ipads for use in the Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Each class has its own interactive SMARTboard and access to laptops and desktop PCS. We also use various other technology such as cameras, video cameras, CD players and programmable toys. Computing is led and managed in school by a team of staff including Miss Taylor, Mr Ellis, Mr Dunford, Miss Parker and Mrs Williams.
E-Safety is a high priority at Aintree Davenhill. The children are taught how to keep safe when using technologies to enhance their learning both at home and at school. We welcome support from parents to ensure that children are using technology which is age appropriate. All staff and children sign an AUP (Acceptable User Policy) which outlines the school policy. We have a policy that is specific to E-Safety which details how we ensure children, staff and other stakeholders are safe whilst using ICT. Further information about eSafety can be found on our eSafety page on this website.
Aintree Davenhill E-Safety Policy follow the link below