Mrs Garrard
Computing Subject Lead

School Vision For Computing

Through our curriculum we aim to: 

  • Inspire and motivate the children to learn about technology
  • To develop the skills, knowledge and understanding needed for today’s digital world
  • To provide opportunities for peer learning
  • Enable children to understand the technology which exists today
  • To support children to use social media safely and responsibly

Our vision is to embed computing in as many learning opportunities as possible. This will provide our children with the concrete experiences of when and how they can use digital media in different aspects of their lives. Through stimulating and challenging experiences children will continue to develop their love for learning and become confident and independent users of a range of software and hardware.

In the ever changing digital world we aim to provide all children with not only the skills to use the technology which exists today but also the lifelong thinking skills and passion to continue to develop their love for computing through secondary school and beyond.

At Hopton we promote digital citizenship through modelling how social media should be used responsibly with a strong focus on creating a good digital footprint. Our facebook page demonstrates to the children how to positively use the internet to share joy and appropriate information.

Internet Safety

The internet is essential in the 21st century life for education, social and business interaction. As children progress through the school their access to various types of technology increases and it stands to reason that their exploration and curiosity increases too. The positives of the digital world overwhelmingly outweigh the negatives, however children, schools and parents all need to be aware of various online risks. Alongside the embedding of e-safety in our curriculum, every year we partake in safer internet day. Which is a global event exploring the importance of creating a safer internet environment together. At Hopton we value the involvement of the whole school community for such an event and as such involve parents and carers in an e-safety meeting and hold, classroom based whole school activities.

Essential Characteristics

  • Competence in coding for a variety of practical and inventive purposes, including the application of ideas within other subjects.
  • The ability to connect with others safely and respectfully, understanding the need to act within the law and with moral and ethical integrity.
  • An understanding of the connected nature of devices.
  • The ability to communicate ideas well by using applications and devices throughout the curriculum.
  • The ability to collect, organise and manipulate data effectively.

Safer Internet Day

Parent Info – Help and advice for families in a digital world. Parent Info is a collaboration between Parent Zone and NCA-CEOP, providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations.

Thinkuknow – Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline. Targeted at both children and adults.

Childnet International – Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline. Targeted at both children and adults.

CBBC Stay Safe – A child friendly site that targets our young people in a friendly, yet informative way.

Google Be Internet Legends – A fantastic resource for all the family. It provides information and tips, as well as games linked to e-safety for children of all ages to play.