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Wendell Park Primary School

Part of the
Brackenbury, Kenmont and Wendell Park
Federation

Computing

Computing

Computing Intent (before the teaching)

An understanding of our digital world is essential for children to thrive and succeed in their future. At Wendell Park, through a quality computing education, we provide opportunities for pupils to develop their ability to use computational thinking effectively. We aim to prepare our children for society, which is becoming more and more reliant on the use of computing.

We teach a curriculum that enables children to understand and apply the essential principles and concepts of:

Computer Science - how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming.

Digital Literacy - able to use, express themselves, develop their ideas through communication technology as well as understand how to access online information and learn social responsibility while interacting in online environment.

Information Technology - the use of computers to create, process, store, retrieve, and exchange all kinds of electronic data and information.

Computing Implementation (subject in action)

As a school, we believe that ICT contributes and provides benefit for all curriculum areas. In order to ensure pupils are working at the highest age-appropriate levels, we use the Strictly Education 3BM Curriculum Team , which is a fully comprehensive computing scheme of work providing a range of units for each year group.

Teachers model for children how to use the technology effectively so they can become confident users themselves. Across the school, pupils are introduced to a wide range of technology, including PCs, laptops, floor robots and interactive whiteboards, allowing them to continually practise and improve the skills they learn.

To promote online safety and ensure that all children remain safe online, both at school and at home, they take part in online safety lessons where they discuss issues that might occur when using online devices. The school regularly communicates with parents, through our school newsletter and parent workshops, and advises on concerns raised. Our school website provides relevant information with regards to online safety support. Annually, children are made aware and complete activities linked to Safer Internet Day aims to raise awareness of emerging online matters.

At Wendell Park School, we want our children to be independent thinkers and learners so the computing curriculum includes a range of software applications, unplugged lessons and floor robots to support our teachers to deliver engaging lessons that allow children to achieve their full potential.

 Impact (after the teaching)

The impact of our Computing curriculum is evident in discussions held in class and their online behaviour. Children have the knowledge of how to use technology safely and efficiently. The range of lessons enable children to become effective users of technology who can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of Computer Science, analyse and solve problems as well as communicate ideas well by utilising appliances and devices throughout all areas of the curriculum.

 

Progression of Skills and Knowledge 

Our ‘Computing progression of skills and knowledge‘ document gives further information about children progress in this subject by year group.

Computing progression of skills and knowledge

Computing Long Term Plan 

Our Long Term Plan shows what children learn every half term in Computing across the school. 

Long term plan 

Computing National Curriculum 

If you would like to know more, please visit Computing National Curriculum