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Computing at Sellindge aims to develop computational thinking and creativity so that children are ready to participate effectively in the digital world. Computing involves how computer systems work, how to design and build programs, how to develop their ideas using technology and to create a range of content. All children at Sellindge are also taught to become safe and responsible users of technology both at school and home.

 

(Please see below for some useful computer programing and online safety resources to use at home.)

 

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Computing is taught both as a discrete subject and also used to enrich and support teaching and learning within the rest of the curriculum. Children have regular access to the computer suite as well as having daily access to classroom computers. Each class also has an interactive whiteboard which both adults and children use on a daily basis.  In addition to computers, children also use digital cameras, digital microscopes, programmable toys, CD players, Log-it boxes, digital microphones and scanners.

 

The core of computing is now computer science. Here are some resources to try at home which will help develop children’s understanding of creating simple computer programs.

 

Lightbot   http://light-bot.com/

Scratch  http://scratch.mit.edu/

Hour of Code Resources http://uk.code.org/learn

 

For Ipads only:

 

Hopstotch  https://www.gethopscotch.com/

Here are our Online Safety Guidelines...
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