Turton and Edgworth Church of England Methodist Primary School


Our Computing Curriculum

Should you require more information on our curriculum, please contact the school on 01204 852932, who will happily help, thank you.



Our children are using computers and the internet more and more as an essential part of learning, as required by the National Curriculum. We take e-safety very seriously and try to ensure that parents, guardians and pupils are fully aware of appropriate behaviour when using computers.

At school our children learn about every aspect of e-safety including:

  • Compiling and agreeing to e-safety rules
  • Knowing what to do if they visit inappropriate sites
  • Understanding why not all websites are suitable for children including social networking and YouTube
  • Security of photographs, personal information and passwords
  • Reliability of information found on websites
  • Cyber bullying

At school we use comprehensive image control called Esafe which aims to block inappropriate images on the web browser. You can find more information and purchase Esafe by visiting www.esafeeducation.co.uk

We also have many websites blocked or password protected. We use You Tube as a teaching tool but it is password protected to prevent children accessing it individually.

Hector the dolphin is also installed onto all computers. Children may click on him in the unlikely event that they see something that they are uncomfortable with. You can download Hector onto your own computer by clicking on him.

Children know that using the internet at school is safer than home because of various filters and software. It is therefore essential that they understand that using the internet at home requires a lot of understanding of e-safety rules. Here are a few steps you can take to help your child stay safe:

  • Try to be in the same room as your child when they are on the internet
  • Add your child's favourite sites to My Favourites and get them used to accusing them from favourites
  • Use one of these search engines as they are child friendly: www.yahooligans.com or www.askkids.com
  • Download Hector the dolphin

Here are some fun websites to visit;

Video about making surfing the Internet safer
Grid Club
Crucial Crew
Hector’s World
Think u Know age 8-10
Know It All

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