At Wardley CE Primary, we follow the 2016 National Curriculum for Computing, delivering a high-quality computing education to create active participants in a digital world. Informed by developments in ICT and best practice nationally, we teach pupils to use their computational and creative thinking to solve problems; to use ICT to communicate effectively and to become digitally literate, preparing them for their future place in the twenty-first-century workplace.
Our subject intent for computing is that the children will show:
- Competence in coding for a variety of practical and inventive purposes, including the application of ideas within other subjects
- The ability to connect with others safely and respectfully, understanding the need to act within the law and with moral and ethical integrity
- An understanding of the connected nature of devices
- The ability to communicate ideas well by using applications and devices throughout the curriculum
- The ability to collect, organise and manipulate data effectively
Please follow this link to see our computing curriculum overview.
Within each academic year, children will study computing topics on a termly basis. Across the whole school, there are four key threshold concepts that the children will keep returning to in their computing work. The children are assessed by the teacher during each unit against the age related expectations for these key threshold concepts. They are:
- To code
- To connect
- To communicate
- To collect
How can you help your child at home?
As with all subjects, the more practice your child has with using technology, the more accomplished they will become. You could:
- Sign up to your local library, where there a computer banks which your child can use free of charge
- With your child, use the internet to research your child’s interests, discussing how to carry out an effective and safe search.
- Download ‘scratch’ from https://scratch.mit.edu/ - free coding software suitable for years 5 and 6.
- Download free iPad apps such as ‘hopscotch’ to help your child code.