Our children are the future! Which is why, at Wyburns, we put computing at the forefront and encourage children to become computational thinkers. We believe the computing is a subject that not only stands alone but is woven and should be an integral part of all learning. Computing, in general, is a significant part of everyone’s daily life and children should be at the forefront of new technology, with a thirst for learning what is out there. Computing within schools can therefore provide a wealth of learning opportunities and
transferrable skills explicitly within the Computing lesson and across other curriculum subjects. Through the study of Computing, children will be able to develop a wide range of fundamental skills, knowledge and understanding that will actually equip them for the rest of their life. Computers and technology are such a part of everyday life that our children would be at a disadvantage would they not be exposed to a thorough and robust Computing curriculum. Children must be taught in the art form of ‘Computational Thinking’ in order to provide them essential knowledge that will enable them to participate effectively and safely in
the digital world beyond our gates.
Implement - Our Curriculum Offers:
A clear and effective, bespoke cross curricular scheme of work that provides coverage in line with the National Curriculum.
Teaching and learning facilitates progression across all key stages within the strands of digital
literacy, information technology and computer science
Access to resources which aid in the acquisition of skills and knowledge.
Children will have access to the hardware (computers, tablets, programmable equipment) and software that they need to develop knowledge and skills of digital systems and their applications
A clear and effective scheme of work that provides coverage in line with the National Curriculum.
Teaching and learning should facilitate progression across all key stages within the strands of digital literacy, information technology and computer science.
Children will have the opportunity to explore and respond to key issues such as digital
communication, cyber-bullying, online safety, security, plagiarism and social media.
Wider Curriculum links and opportunities for the safe use of digital systems are considered in wider curriculum planning.
The importance of online safety is shown through displays within the learning environment and computer suite.
Parents are informed when issues relating to online safety arise and further information/support is provided if required.
As well as opportunities underpinned within the scheme of work, children will also spend time further exploring the key issues associated with online safety
Our approach to the curriculum results in a fun, engaging, and high-quality computing education. The quality of children’s learning is evident on Google Classroom, our server and their S & T books. Evidence such as this is used to feed into teachers’ future planning, and as a topic-based approach continues to be developed, teachers are able to revisit misconceptions and knowledge gaps in computing when teaching other curriculum areas. This supports varied paces of learning and ensures all pupils make good progress. Much of the subject-specific knowledge developed in our computing lessons equip pupils with experiences which will benefit them in secondary school, further education and future workplaces. From research methods, use of presentation and creative tools and critical thinking, computing at Wyburns gives children the building blocks that enable them to pursue a wide range of interests and vocations in the next stage of their lives.