Computing and Online Safety
Computing is a vital life skill; it is a part of everyday life and for most of us, essential to our lives at home and work. At Talbot Primary, we learn important computing skills and use these skills in order to enrich other curriculum areas. The aims of the computing curriculum are to equip the future generations with the necessary skills for adult life within the every changing technological environment we live in. At Talbot, computing is taught discretely during an hour-long session per week in the computing suite. We use the Purple Mash scheme of work to deliver the computing curriculum. Every class also has access to sets of class I Pads that teachers use to develop digital literally in other lessons, using computing as a tool to support and encourage learning.
Talbot's key message is “ZIP IT, BLOCK IT, FLAG IT”. This page describes our approach to this aspect of safeguarding, and their are numerous links to additional information for parents.
A number of older pupils have been trained as Digital Ambassadors to help spread the messages of online safety. Our Digital Ambassadors are key to helping reinforce key online safety good practice with the children.
Talbot's scheme of work for computing is based on Purple Mash; pupils can also access thousands of Purple Mash resources at home.
From Year 1, pupils will be given access to DB Primary. This is a secure space where children can message one another, continue their school work and upload their homework. Ask your class teacher for more information, or if you lose your child's password.