At Great Missenden School, we encourage the use of technology as a means of supplementing and enhancing the learning and teaching experience. The children are presented with a wide range of opportunities and experiences to ensure they can successfully utilise their technological skills and knowledge in a variety of contexts. At Great Missenden School, the safety of the children is our priority. Online safety forms an ever increasing part of this.
What does Computing look like at Great Missenden School?
Our students will experience well-designed practical activities in the technologies. We offer our students opportunities to develop:
Visit from Google 'Be Internet Legends'- Autumn Term
We had a very exciting visit from Google 'Be Internet Legends' on Wednesday 27th November. Dan and Paul did two assemblies (one with year 2, 3 and 4 and then with year 5 and 6). They took us on a journey to Interland and introduced us to the 'Internaughts' and 'Internaughties'. They explained the importance of being Sharp, Alert, Secure, Kind and Brave online. This was a great interactive session which mirrored all of the hard work we have been doing this term on online safety. We shouldn't be scared to go online but we should know how to be safe and what to do if we are worried about something. Here are some of the JLT members and the e-safety ambassadors creating a secure password. Be internet legends has a free game that children can explore and play https://beinternetlegends.withgoogle.com/en_uk/interland
Online Safety Video- Autumn Term
Year 5 spent Autumn Term planning and creating their own online safety videos in groups. These are designed to teach other children how to be safe online. They will be played in assembly around Safer Internet Day in February.
E Safety Ambassadors- October 2018
On Wednesday 17th October, Miss O Cartwright took four of our Year 5 children on a day’s training course on Online safety. The course covered:
The E Safety Ambassadors are now ready to teach the school! Their duties will include:
Staying safe on the internet is so important, and we're excited to see what wonderful work our E Safety Ambassadors do!
Year 6 Lego Coding Workshop- September 2018
Year 6 took part in an incredible coding workshop using Lego robots! They learned how to code and input multiple commands to different robots. The session was exciting and so fun- thanks to the Lego Team for visiting!
E Safety Production- 'Click'- September 2018
Buckinghamshire commissioned school drama specialists AlterEgo Creative Solutions (creators of Chelsea’s Choice) to provide a play suitable for children in Year 6. The aim was to help them learn about online risk and healthy online behaviour and relationships. This show supported all of the online safety work that Year 6 have been doing during the Autumn term.
The play was designed to help prepare them for transition to secondary school. Our Year students saw the production, called ‘Click’, at the Elgiva Theatre on Thursday 20th September.
‘Click’ covered issues such as online safety, cyberbullying and good online communication. The Year 6 classes will be doing follow up work to ensure that children get the maximum benefit from the play and it will be an important part of our online safety curriculum.
For more information for parents regarding keeping your children safe online please see the following page, alternatively go to parents > online safety for parents. This page gives you up to date tips, information and links to useful websites.