Computers, tablets and technology in general are becoming increasingly used within our school both to record and enrich learning. We proactively teach ICT skills to our year 1 and Year 2 children as we believe a strong foundation knowledge and confidence in this area is imperative if they are to become independent and creative learners. Links to some of the apps and websites we use in school and those suggested for additional resources to use at home can be found on the Remote Learning Pages of this website.
Key to the teaching in this area is ensuring that our children are using technology safely. Every year we run a series of 'E-Safety' workshops for all members of the Oatlands School community; children, parents and staff in order to help everybody understand the importance of using technology safely. These are delivered by Online Safety experts Education Child Protection (ECP) Ltd and are generously funded by the PTA. Access to the 2021 E-Safety workshop for parents is now closed. The handouts for the session can be accessed by clicking the icons below:
Searching Safely Online
Listed below are some suggested search engines targeted specifically at children and ensuring a safe searching environment.
Further E-Safety information
In addition, you might find some of the following information useful:
Please also have a look at these guides to specific apps and Social Media Platforms which you might find useful.