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11/01/21

Retweeted From Grace Copsey

Last week was the first week back learning from home and continuing this week. I am so impressed with and my sons teacher Mrs Sharp 5S! Her lessons have been brilliant with teaching all the children, really engaging and full of praise! Well done and thank you!

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08/01/21

Retweeted From John Williams

Positive messages from parents re our home learning have been the fillip that we have all needed at the end of a tough week.Staff,parents & children have come together brilliantly - I couldn’t be more proud

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06/01/21

Good morning. The combination of snow and rain has made the school site very slushy. Wrap up warm and stay safe coming in.

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04/01/21

Retweeted From Marden Lodge

There is a problem with Parentmail at the moment. To clarify Marden Lodge will be closed to all children tomorrow. More details about Wednesday 6 January to follow tomorrow .

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04/01/21

Unfortunately, the communication we sent out earlier to parents is not sending on parent mail. Please find a link to the letter here: https://t.co/jKtVwPrkKi

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01/01/21

Retweeted From John Williams

Great opportunity to join our teaching team in 1 of these 4 amazing schools https://t.co/8uQsJC2ro4

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17/12/20

Retweeted From John Williams

A big thank you to all of the families across the Chalklands schools for your support this term in helping us keep everyone safe. Have a happy, peaceful and safe Christmas. 🎄

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17/12/20

We’re feeling festive at Whyteleafe today with a special visit from Santa https://t.co/dvHYsxHrey

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09/11/20

Please click the following link to watch our virtual school tour. https://t.co/KkKMXXBWJl https://t.co/d5QBKaTu7g

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08/11/20

Remembrance Sunday at St Luke’s https://t.co/VuQBVuByo8

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06/11/20

Retweeted From Sharon

your colourful sparkly firework outfits were such fun today! https://t.co/7ZoG8cC97T

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06/11/20

Retweeted From Outdoor Learning

Campfire croissants with year 4, tastes like real croissant! https://t.co/SDRp89MFb6

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27/10/20

Retweeted From John Williams

A reminder that the Westway https://t.co/EuU2V5RNHa are offering a food box to those who are eligible for free school meals. To access this, contact the Westway directly where your request will be dealt with confidentially on 01883347230. They will arrange a drop off to you.

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26/10/20

Retweeted From Emma Louise Skipper

For those who want to donate to this initiative, then you can do so via the Westway website.  The homepage has a “donate” button and accepts all major credit and debit cards.  You can also arrange to drop off donations directly with the centre.   https://t.co/7hYcJJKA0G

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26/10/20

Retweeted From Emma Louise Skipper

From Monday, the Westway Caterham, will be offering a food box to those who are eligible for free school meals. To access this contact the Westway directly where your request will be dealt with confidentially on  01883 347 230.They will arrange a drop off to you.

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23/10/20

Retweeted From Sharon

Wishing everyone a great half term! https://t.co/uQFjY4w9pY

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23/10/20

Retweeted From John Williams

A big thank you to all of the families across the 4 Chalklands schools for their support throughout this challenging half term - it is very much appreciated! Have a great half term

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20/10/20

Retweeted From John Williams

Excellent PD session this evening on the importance of getting the delivery of PD right, with the Chalklands leadership team - led by the inspirational

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08/10/20

Take a look at Year 4’s Gallery of Greatness! Can you see anyone you recognise? https://t.co/Nsp9rrXHSG

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08/10/20

Retweeted From Outdoor Learning

Our first session of forest school with the Nursery children from Rainbow class this morning. We enjoyed the lovely weather, climbing the muddy hill, searching for minibeasts and climbing trees. https://t.co/70D64dRiN1

Computing

 

In an ever-developing technological world, computers are an integral part of everyday life. For most of us, technology is essential to our lives, at home and at work. So at Whyteleafe, we believe that computing is an integral component of the curriculum and the skills children learn are fundamental if they are to participate effectively in this digital world. Our vision at Whyteleafe is for teachers and pupils to be confident users of technology so that we can develop the skills, knowledge and understanding that will enable us to develop a curiosity for learning and inspire creativity. 

It is also envisaged that computing will enhance the process of teaching and learning in all areas of the curriculum as the children will be able to apply and embed the skills they have learnt across the whole curriculum.  Through research opportunities, our children are taught about reliable sources of information and how to utilise this amazing resource safely.

At Whyteleafe, children have access to a range of different technological devices including code-a-pillars and iPads in KS1 to Chromebooks in KS2. The use of different devices provides children opportunities to experience different software and to become confident users of technology.

The national curriculum for computing has been developed to equip young people in England with the foundational skills, knowledge and understanding of computing they will need for the rest of their lives.

This has been divided into 3 strands:

Computer Science: This is the core of computing, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programing.

Information Technology: pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content.

Digital Literacy: Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology.

At Whyteleafe, the computing curriculum includes understanding how and why technology is useful, including using the internet, as well as using Scratch and Scratch Jr to explore and develop coding skills. 

Computing does not just end in a computing lesson; children at Whyteleafe are given the opportunities to explore a range of media to showcase their learning and promote oracy. This may be through the use of green screens, videos or recordings where children are able to perform or present work they have produced. Not only are the children embedding the skills they have learnt but they are able to develop others, including oracy skills, critical thinking, problem-solving and reflective thinking. 

Central to all of the work covered is our commitment to online safety, this includes how to use the internet in an effective way, how to keep safe online, how to protect our information and about cyber-bullying. We hold regular assemblies informing and updating our already knowledgeable children on the benefits as well as dangers of using the internet.  Our Digital Leaders are our E-safety Champions who actively promote and encourage others to be respectful and kind online. Recently we received our 360 Degree Certificate of Commitment as the first part to gaining the full 360 Degree online safety accreditation.

Our computing curriculum is assessed regularly against the national curriculum.

By the end of Year 6 Whyteleafe children will be safe and responsible users of technology. They will be able to recognise acceptable behaviour and identify a range of ways to report concerns about content. They will also be able to select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals.