Computing at Wickhambrook
Through the Computing curriculum at Wickhambrook Primary Academy, we aim to give our pupils the life-skills necessary to embrace and utilise technology in a safe and responsible manner.
With the use of technology continually developing we follow the Kapow Computing scheme at Wickhambrook to help equip children for life in the digital world, including developing their understanding of appropriate online behaviour, copyright issues, being discerning consumers of online information and healthy use of technology.
Our aim is to instil a sense of enjoyment around the use of technology and to develop pupil’s appreciation of its capabilities and the opportunities technology offers to, create, manage, organise and collaborate.
Here at Wickhambrook we are very fortune that all children in Year 4, 5 and 6 have use of an individual iPad and Apple pen. In these year groups, the iPads are used daily to support the children in their learning along with developing their digital literacy skills. All iPads can be viewed by the class teacher using Apple Classroom to ensure the children use technology responsibly. Alongside this we have further iPad and laptops for other classes to use,
Aims of the Computing Curriculum
The national curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:
- can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation.
- can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems.
- can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems.
- are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
Our Computing curriculum allows children to create digital work through a range of hardware and software. We follow these three strands that run throughout our Computing scheme of work:
- Computer Science
- Information Technology
- Digital Literacy
For further detail please click on the resources attachment to view the Intent, Implementation and Impact of our Computing Curriculum.