Our computing curriculum is to equip our children with the knowledge of current and future technologies and prepare the children for their future in the world of work. In a rapidly changing world, we feel it is important that the children are aware of new advances in technology and ways in which the curriculum will prepare them to be active participants in a digital world.
We believe that through high quality teaching in computing, our children will have the knowledge they need to be creative and use technology in ways to positively change the world around them. There are 3 strands to our computing curriculum: computer science, digital literacy and information technology. These 3 strands are taught progressively throughout the year groups with the intention of providing children with key skills that they can build on in their future education.
The children have opportunities to see how technology is used throughout the world and how they can get involved. Along with an understanding of the technology that is available, we also focus on problem solving which is key to computing. We believe that by enabling children to problem solve successfully, they become increasingly resilient and able to self-reflect.
The national curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:
How the subject is taught
Computing is taught in dedicated lessons using the scheme Purple Mash. It is also used to enhance learning across other areas of the curriculum. E-safety is taught as part of the Purple Mash scheme and is also covered in PSHE lessons.
There is clear progression over all key stages.
If you walk into a lesson you will see
If you would like any further information regarding Computing, please contact Mrs Clare Murray.
Your children will receive log in details - these will stay the same throughout their time at Westcliffe Primary School. Children will be able to log onto Purple Mash and access any activities, coding and games they wish. These will all support learning so go ahead and have fun!
If you need support logging on, please contact your child's teacher or the office.