Category Archives: Computing

Safer Internet Day Tuesday 10th February

SID2015

Safer Internet Day 2015 will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 10th February with the slogan ‘Let’s create a better internet together’.  The day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community. It calls upon young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers, and wider, to join together in helping to create a better internet.

Here at Avenue we will be holding special assemblies, lessons and activities to link in with this year’s Safer Internet Day theme.

We always encourage that you have regular conversations with your child about e-safety. http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2015/parents has resources to help you initiate and continue those conversations with your child, as well as fact sheets and activities. We also have a designated Parents’ e-safety page on our school website. Please click here.

iPad Apps

We use a variety of iPad apps to engage pupils and develop a range of skills such as computing, research, literacy and communication skills.

If you would like to use any of the apps at home, please find a list below. They should be available on other tablets, if not there will usually be a similar alternative:

Drawing and picture apps

Doodle Buddy

Skitch

Pic Collage

Communication skills

Explain Everything

Tellagami

Puppet Pals

Sock Puppets

Morfo

Writing, storytelling and brainstorming

Book Creator

Toontastic

Corkulous

Comic Life

Film Making

iMovie

Stop Motion

iMotion

Video Star

Coding/Computer Programming

Kodable

Cato’s Hike

Bee-Bot

Cargo-Bot

Hopscotch

Daisy the Dino

 

Parents’ Curriculum Meetings (10th March 14)

For those of you that were unable to attend one of the three meetings we arranged regarding the curriculum, below is a copy of the presentation given. We explained to parents about the new National Curriculum for 2014 and how we have approached it, and also gave some more specific information about what is required by children of a certain age in both English and maths.

PDF of presentation 10/03/14