At Skelton Primary, we believe the use of information and communication technology is an integral part of the National Curriculum, a key skill for everyday life and vital for a successful future for our children. Computers, tablets, programmable robots, digital and video cameras are a few of the tools that can be used to acquire, organise, store, manipulate, interpret, communicate and present information. In an evolving world where technology is at the heart, we aim to develop enthusiasm in computational thinking and confidence in using the latest technologies for a range of purposes.
We work closely with Teach Computing to deliver a high quality Computing curriculum to all our pupils.
At Skelton, it is paramount that children are confident users of technology, including the internet, whilst exploring it safely. As a school, we have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of our children which includes online safety.
The Internet is an amazing place. Our pupils can play, create, learn and connect – the possibilities are endless. But there are also risks. Therefore we regularly discuss the importance of online safety with our pupils and they have all agreed to follow our acceptable use policy. Please click on the links below for copies of these documents.
Please click on the links below to find out more about our curriculum:
CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) 0870 000 3344
The UK’s national police centre for protecting young people and children from sexual abuse.
Childline (24 hours): 0800 1111
Free and confidential helpline for children & young adults in the UK.
Childnet 020 7639 6967
A non-profit organisation working with others to help make the Internet a safe place for children.
Kidscape 020 7730 3300 Helpline 08451 205 204, or ring Childline 0800 1111
Deals with bullying, stranger danger, threats of abuse.
Online safety tools for families.
Think You Know
Online educational resources for children and young people provided by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre.
Robins used their early coding skills to plan the big bad wolf’s journey to the three little pig’s houses. Lots of great positional language was used. 🐷🐺🧱 #SkeltonComputing
Today the children kicked off their music topic in computing with exploring how they can produce music using Scratch and how to manipulate it using the coding blocks. The children enjoyed creating and sharing their own musical piece #SkeltonComputing
Some Robins made their own Pudsey playdough today but it was very sticky. They needed to work through the recipe backwards to find out where it went wrong and therefore how to fix it. De-bugging skills on show! #SkeltonComputing
We love following the recipe to make our own playdough. It’s one of the ways we develop our computational thinking. Real life coding in action! #SkeltonComputing @Ducklings_Ske
We loved creating our own website today in our #SkeltonComputing lesson 🦉
Writing algorithms to make a jam sandwich 🥪🍓We had to think about the detailed steps it takes to make a jam sandwich 🤔 lots of us realised that we needed to fix our algorithm #SkeltonComputing
Thank you @NYP_York for visiting us today to discuss online safety and messaging - and for answering all of our questions about your role in York!💻 #SkeltonComputing #SkeltonExtra