Computing at Rushmore
COMPUTING LEAD: MAIREAD CONNOLLY
Rushmore Computing is Exciting, Engaging and Creative.
Computing is an essential life skill and at Rushmore Primary School children know the increasing importance of Computing both in the classroom, and in their everyday life.
The Computing curriculum is designed to equip children with the knowledge and the understanding that they will need to be active participants in a digital world.
We teach children to use their computational thinking skills and design and create their own digital content.
Children will learn:
- How to create animations and games.
- How to understand algorithms and debug programs.
- To program physical and virtual objects.
- To create, manipulate and store digital content.
- How to search effectively online and stay safe in a digital world.
- How to create web content, using code.
- To design and develop their own programs
- How to design and develop mobile apps.
At Rushmore Primary School we want the children to have as much exposure to learning digital technologies as possible, whilst maintaining a safe environment both in the classroom and online.
We are committed to teaching our children to have the skills to stay safe and so they are taught how to be SMART online users:
- Smart -Keep safe by being careful not to give out personal information – such as your full name, email address phone number, home address, photos or school name - to people online.
- Meeting - Meeting someone you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous. Only do so with your parents’ or carers’ permission and even then only when they can be present.
- Accepting - Accepting emails, IM messaged, or opening files, pictures or texts from people you don’t know or trust can lead to problems – they may contain viruses or nasty messages!
- Reliable - Information you find on the internet may not be true, or someone online may be lying about who they are.
- Tell - Tell your parent, carer or a trusted adult if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried, or if you or someone you know is being bullied online.
Click on the link below to find out more about making the internet safe place for children:
Rushmore Primary School currently provides an after-school coding club. In the coding club, the children log onto purple mash and practice creating algorithms, debugging programs and solving problems. The aim of the club is to create competent confident users of computer technology who use their imagination and creativity to make fun scenes and games through coding.