Computing

Our Computing Vision - Computing is a life skill so lessons should be meaningful, and relevant to daily life. Computing should be safe. Computing should be challenging with high expectations. Computing should be fun.

At Sandown Primary School we have a challenging, meaningful and relevant curriculum to equip our children with the digital skills they need for their futures.

In addition to our normal class curriculum we participate in events such as UK Bebras, Hour of Code and Safer Internet Day.

We also have our specialist Digital Leaders whose role is to assist pupils with any internet safety questions they may have and to help them stay safe online.

Our Computing Curriculum is broken down into 3 sections:

Digital Literacy

How to understand and present digital information as well as interact with it safely and appropriately.

Computer Science
Information Technology

Digital Leaders

Childnet held their annual film competition in July 2019. Their competition invited all young people aged 7-18 to take on the challenge of creating a short film about internet safety. All films were asked to showcase positive and inspiring use of the internet and clearly reflect their childnet theme.

The judging panel looked out for films which were the most creative, inspiring and had a clear message. The three selected finalists from both the primary and secondary age category were then invited to a private screening at London’s BFI on the 2nd July.

Over a hundred films were submitted to the Childnet Film Competition 2019 and the judges had to shortlist them down to the top 3 entries in each category. These films were shown at a private screening at the BFI, where the judges had to award 1st place, 2nd place and 3rd place winners!

Sandown placed 1st!!!!!

Click to see their award-winning film 'The internet belongs to me and this is how it is going to be.'

Well done Sandown!

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Extra-Curricular

In addition to Computing lessons, pupils are given the opportunity to take part in extra-curricular activities such as Computing Club and we also have our specialist Digital Leaders whose role is to assist pupils and staff alike. We've also held 'Code Camps' during the school holidays.

For additional information about this subject, please contact the school office and ask to speak to the subject leader.

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