Our approach to the Computing curriculum is through discrete lessons and where meaningful. links can be made it enhances some thematic/topics underpinned by the HCAT accelerated learning approach to teaching and learning.
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 WCPS we believe it is important to ensure children are using software correctly and that these basic skills are embedded from a young age.
The progressive document for Computing allows teachers to see what these vital skills are so children can confidently use a software of their choice later on in their school journey. Alongside this there are opportunities for children to learn about E-Safety and explore different uses of technology in the wider world. Coding is also taught throughout school ensuring that children develop their understanding of algorithms and programming.
The computing knowledge and skills are taught covering 5 main areas:
- Organising and Searching
- Using Software
- E-Safety and Responsibility
- Algorithms and Programming
- Uses of Technology
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.