Our approach to the Computing Curriculum is taught discretely outside of topic time to ensure depth and rigour, whilst being underpinned by the accelerated learning approach to teaching and learning. However, where comprehensive and purposeful links can be made within a thematic approach, our teachers may deliver computing in this manner.
The key concepts, principles and themes have been developed from the National Curriculum into a range of progressive knowledge and skills that are vital for children to explore. At WGPS, we believe it is important to ensure children are using software correctly and that these basic skills are embedded from a young age in order for chilren to succeed in the 21st Century.
The curriculum document for Computing allows teachers to see what these vital skills are so children can confidently use a software in a variety of context in order to enhance their learning and engagement with the curriculum. Alongside this, there are planned and rigorous opportunities for children to learn about E-Safety and explore different uses of technology in the wider world.
The computing curriculum document has been organised into 5 main areas:
Algorithms and Programming; Organising and Searching (Using the Internet); Uses of Technology; Data Retrieving and Organising; and E-Safety and Responsibility.
The Computing curriculum we offer is designed to meet the needs of all our pupils. It is rich, varied, imaginative and ambitious and meets the needs of individual learners by can easily be adapted for pupils with additional needs.