“What a computer is to me is the most remarkable tool that we have ever come up with. It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds.”
At Warden House we aspire to use opportunities within our Computing curriculum provision to ensure that pupils have rich, deep learning experiences that balance all the aspects of Computing. With technology playing such a significant role in society today, we believe ‘Computational Thinking’ is a skill children must be taught if they are able to participate effectively and safely in this digital world. We want our pupils to understand that there is always a choice with using technology and as a school we utilise technology (especially social media) to model positive use.
We believe a high-quality computing education equips pupils to use creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep connections with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. We understand the accessibility opportunities technology can provide for our pupils. Therefore, at Warden House Primary School, the core of computing is Computing Science. Pupils are introduced to a wide range of technology, including laptops, iPads, PCs, kindles and interactive whiteboards/panels, allowing them to continually practise and improve the skills they learn. This ensures they become digitally literate so that they can express themselves and develop their ideas through information and computer technology- at a level suitable for the future workplace as active participates in a digital world.
We encourage staff to try and embed computing across the whole curriculum to make learning creative and accessible. We want our pupils to be fluent with a range of tools to best express their understanding and hope by Upper Key Stage 2, children have the independence and confidence to choose the best tool to fulfil the task and challenge set by teachers.
Our computing curriculum states that the computing curriculum equips pupils to develop computational thinking and creative problem solving to understand and change the world around them.
Pupils at Warden House Primary School are taught the principles of computer science and the practical use of digital information systems to generate original content. A range of devices are available for pupils to use including, laptop pcs, Apple ipads, Google Chromebooks, kindles and more.
A vital part of our curriculum includes teaching pupils how to keep safe online - regardless of the devices, apps or programs that they are using.
We believe that digital literacy is a vital skill that all pupils will need to ensure that they are able to participate in future academic and workplace environments.
Through our computing curriculum, pupils will:
Develop an understanding of the fundamental principles and concepts of computing;
Use computational thinking to analyse problems and develop a logical and creative approach to problem-solving;
Understand how digital technologies utilise hardware and software and be able to analyse problems and create original digital content;
Be responsible, safe, literate, competent and confident users of IT who understand the value of technology both inside and outside of learning.
Click below to view our whole-school computing curriculum overview document.