The aims of computing at Wellesbourne are:
-to give children the skills they will need to live in the wider world.
-to develop our pupils into confident and independent learners who understand how ICT can support them purposefully and safely in their learning and beyond.
– challenge their thinking and to become inspired by technology
– find their learning enjoyable as well as challenging ensuring that they become resilient and confident learners
-embed through children’s learning in computing is a constant message around E-safety
This is to ensure that our pupils feel safe and confident in their use of ICT both in school and beyond and supports the development of good mental health and positive wellbeing.
Through high quality teaching, we intend to develop the following essential characteristics amongst our computer users:– able coders and programmers
– confident users of ICT
– good understanding of how to use ICT safely
– digitally literate – a good knowledge of which programmes best suit the needs of a specific task
Our curriculum has been carefully planned and learning opportunities and assessment milestones for each year group built in to ensure progression. We believe in a spiral approach and children may revisit, in an age appropriate way, key learning, knowledge and skills so as to embed these. We have a specialist ICT teacher who teaches from Y1-Y6, EYFS provide opportunities for ICT throughout their everyday practice.
We encourage our children to enjoy and value the curriculum we deliver. We will constantly ask the WHY behind their learning and not just the HOW. We want learners to discuss, reflect and appreciate the impact computing has on their learning, development and well being. Finding the right balance with technology is key to an effective education and a healthy life-style. We feel the way we implement computing helps children realise the need for the right balance and one they can continue to build on in their next stage of education and beyond.
Please click on the link below to see our progression of skills in computing
Progression of Skills in Computing (document opens in new window)
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