Computing

At Thurcroft Infant School we believe that computing is now an integral part of life and  therefore learning too. We want our children to become confident and competent computer users who embrace technology. In order for the children to maintain a good health and well-being, we intend to install good computing habits and ‘netiquette’ from an early age, as well as empower them to stay safe in a virtual ever changing modern world. We believe that computing is not only a vital skill for work, but ever increasingly, for the leisure aspect of life in a modern world and will therefore raise our children’s aspirations.

It is our intention to enable children to find, explore, analyse, and present information. We also focus on developing the skills necessary for children to be able to use information in an effective way.

Computing skills are a major factor in enabling children to be confident, creative and independent learners and it is our intention that children has the opportunity available to allow them to achieve this.

The following links or apps may be useful for you and your child:

Coding

     Hour of Code          

  Barefoot Computing

 Bee-Bot App – available on iOs & Android.

  Box Island App – available on iOs & Android.

  Kodable App – available on iOs only.

  Codespark App – available on iOs & Android.

  Scratch Jr App – available on iOs & Android.

Maths & Literacy

TopMarks – This is  sometimes used in lessons and has some useful Maths games on.

 

 SumDog – All children should have unique log-ins from school in their diary.

        Phonics PlayPhonics Bloom  both have really useful Phonics games for children to access and can be tailored to a specific phase.

 

Digital Art & Literacy

  Brushes Redux App – available on iOs only.

  Drawing Desk – available on iOs & Android.

  Puppet Pals – available on iOs & Android.

Esafety and computing

  Rotherham PowerA useful website educating young people on how to stay safe online.

  Think You Know   – A great site with areas for different age groups. Contains cartoons, jigsaws, text and teacher resources. It also covers all aspects of online safety.

  Childnet – A great site with areas for different age groups. Contains cartoons, text and teaching resources. It also covers all aspects of online safety.