At Fermor, we recognise the important role computing has in preparing all young people to take part in a rapidly developing society where both work and leisure require a good level of computer knowledge.
Following the National Curriculum guidelines, our computing curriculum is based around the following core strands:
Information Technology - The use of computers to create, process, store and exchange all kinds of electronic data and information.
Digital Literacy – The ability to find, evaluate and clearly communicate information through typing and other media on a range of digital platforms.
Computer Science – The ability to design new software, solve computing problems and develop different ways to use technology.
Sir Henry Fermor School: Whole School, Computing Overview
Within our computing curriculum, we teach e-safety through discrete lessons at the start of the school year and within our other computing units.
As a school, we have a long tradition of participating in the annual Safer Internet Day, which this academic year falls on Tuesday 8th February 2022. During this national event, schools dedicate a whole day to celebrating the opportunities given to us by modern technology and the internet, while raising awareness of how to access these safely.
On Tuesday 8th February, all year our groups celebrated Safer Internet Day, with a whole day of learning on the theme of communicating respectfully.
During the day, the children engaged in circle time activities, made leaflets, conducted internet surveys and competed in quizzes. We were so impressed by the knowledge of the children that we created a short video with their top tips for staying safe online.