Computing

 

“A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world’

(Primary National Curriculum, 2014)

 

With Technology being one of our four Curriculum Drivers at Gorsey Bank, Computing is a vital component in ensuring our children become competent and confident individuals who are able to use technological resources to learn, communicate and create.

 

Teaching within Computing at Gorsey Bank encourages children to use a variety of software and hardware in their learning to become technically proficient. The children have the opportunity to solve problems and design games through their understanding of coding, recognise the internet as a positive tool but know what to do if they encounter problems and use a range of technology comfortably.

Computing at Gorsey Bank is taught through 3 ‘Big Ideas’:

Computer Programming

Using Information Technology

Developing Digital Literacy

 

Children at Gorsey Bank help deliver eSafety teaching to their peers through the role of eCadets, who meet weekly to discuss internet safety issues and share advice and links for children, as well as parents/carers.

Please check out our eCadets Twitter Feed for updates!

 

 

Useful Websites and Apps

The following are a selection of useful websites and apps that provide opportunities for children to practise and apply Computing learning, as well as give Parents/Carers advice about eSafety.

 

Websites . . .

eCadets – information about the role our eCadet children fulfil in supporting eSafety at Gorsey Bank

UK Safer Internet Centre – a partnership of three leading organisations: Childnet International, Internet Watch Foundation and SWGfL, to promote the safe and responsible use of technology for young people.

NSPCC with O2 – tools and advice to help keep your child safe online

Scratch – comprehensive free coding resource for children developed by the MIT Media Lab

Code.org – free coding platform for children with many learning activities and courses (used as part of Computing teaching at Gorsey Bank)

 

Apps . . .

Scratch Jr – introductory programming tool that enables young children (ages 5-7) to create their own interactive stories and games

Hopscotch – a programming environment that lets children explore ideas while making real software (ages 8+)

Daisy the Dinosaur – built by the creators of Hopscotch to teach the basics of coding (ages 4+)

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Thank you to our E-Cadets for an interesting and insightful session based around online identity and being #freetobeme We designed some bunting that shows who we are #SaferInternetDay #SID2020 #gorseycomputing #gorseypshe

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Brilliant experience for Year 3 today producing their eSafety 'Play in a Day' with Konflux Theatre - thank you to those parents who made it in to watch their finished performance! #SID2020 #gorseycomputing #gorseypshe twitter.com/GorseyY3/statu…

To stay safe on line we should remember : Zip it. Flag it. Block it.#gorseycomputing #saferinternetday

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Some fascinating insights into internet usage by our children in this evening’s eSafety Workshop #gorseycomputing

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Our question cubes created some good discussion and useful answers about our internet use #gorseycomputing #SID2020

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Our Department for Digital Culture (AKA the @Gorsey_eCadets) have been out around school delivering #SID2020 lessons today. #pupilparliament #gorseycomputing twitter.com/GorseyRec/stat…

We are designing our own “this is me” flags for #SaferInternetDay. We are decorating them with all the things that’s us who we are. #gorseypshe #gorseycomputing 💻📱⌚️ Retweeted by Gorsey Bank Primary

Gorsey Bank Year 1 @GorseyY1 Year 1 enjoyed taking part in an e-safety lesson delivered by our Y4 e-cadets then completed a challenge to show their identity by drawing pictures of which apps they like to use and what they like to do. #gorseycomputing #gorseyphse

Y1 enjoyed taking part in an e- safety lesson delivered by our Y4 e-cadets then completed a challenge to show their identity by drawing pictures of what they like to do and which apps they enjoy using.#gorseycomputing #gorseyphse

An excellent session from our @Gorsey_eCadets this afternoon on keeping safe online whilst having an online identity #gorseypshe #gorseycomputing #SaferInternetDay #freetobe

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Our @Gorsey_eCadets delivered a fantastic session this afternoon on the positives of expressing our identity online as well as how we can keep our identity safe online. #saferinternetday #freetobeme #gorseycomputing

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Look at this lovely flag made by this little super star! #SaferInternetDay #gorseypshe #gorseycomputing 🚩💻 Retweeted by Gorsey Bank Pupil Parliament

Thank you to our e-Cadet for delivering a brilliant session called ‘This is me,’ for Safer Internet Day. #gorseycomputing #SaferInternetDay #freetobe Retweeted by Gorsey Bank Pupil Parliament

We are designing our own “this is me” flags for #SaferInternetDay. We are decorating them with all the things that’s us who we are. #gorseypshe #gorseycomputing 💻📱⌚️ Retweeted by Gorsey Bank Pupil Parliament

Our @Gorsey_eCadets are leading their #SaferInternetDay2020 lessons and teaching us about how to express ourselves online and be proud of our identity #SID20 #gorseycomputing Retweeted by Gorsey Bank Pupil Parliament

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We are hosting our annual Parent/Carer eSafety Evening on Tuesday 11th February at 6.30pm in the school hall. We’d love to see as many people as possible there to discuss online safety, social media and how to manage this with children #gorseycomputing Retweeted by GorseyBank Reception

Thank you to our e-Cadet for delivering a brilliant session called ‘This is me,’ for Safer Internet Day. #gorseycomputing #SaferInternetDay #freetobe

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We are designing our own “this is me” flags for #SaferInternetDay. We are decorating them with all the things that’s us who we are. #gorseypshe #gorseycomputing 💻📱⌚️

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#gorseypshe #gorseycomputing 

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