Computing

The use of information and communication technology is an integral part of the National Curriculum and is a key skill

for everyday life in a rapidly-changing world. Computers, tablets and programmable robots are a few of the tools that

can be used to acquire, organise, store, manipulate, interpret, communicate and present information. At Wath Central,

we focus on developing the skills necessary for children to be able to use digital devices and information in an effective

way and become confident, independent and safe users of technological devices. To ensure a broad range of skills and

understanding, Computing is taught across three main strands: digital literacy, computer science and information

technology. As part of information technology, children learn to use and express themselves and develop their ideas

through ICT for example writing and presenting as well as exploring art and design using multimedia. Within digital

literacy, children develop practical skills in the safe use of ICT and the ability to apply these skills to solving relevant,

worthwhile problems for example understanding safe use of internet, networks and email. In computer science we teach

children to understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction,

logic, algorithms and data representation.

 

To do this, Wath Central aim:

1.     To encourage children to acquire and develop key knowledge and understanding of programming, information

technology and digital literacy.

2.     To provide a relevant, challenging and enjoyable curriculum for ICT and computing for all pupils that meets the

requirements within the National Curriculum.

3.     To use ICT and computing as a tool to enhance learning throughout the curriculum. 

4.     To equip pupils with the confidence and capability to use ICT and computing throughout their later life.

5.     To explore attitudes towards Computing and its value and potential dangers to the individual and society in

general.

Statement of Curriculum Intent

Implementation - Our Curriculum

Implementation - E-Safety at Wath Central

At Wath Central, online safety is woven throughout our curriculum. Through tailored lessons, focus

weeks, collaboration with external outcomes and the delivery of our philosophical concepts, Wath Central strives to prepare children for safe and responsible online use.   We understand that computer technology is an essential resource for supporting teaching and learning. The internet, and other digital and information technologies, open up opportunities for pupils and play an important role in their everyday lives. Whilst the school recognises the importance of promoting the use of computer technology throughout the curriculum, we also understand the need for safe internet access and appropriate use.

Each year, children revisit prior learning and awareness whilst developing their awareness further with age appropriate content. The focus of each year group, alongside revisiting previous learning is shown within the progression map below. Please visit our e-safety information page for more details on how to keep your child safe online.

Using 3D pens to design a map for a programmable robot.

Year 4 presented a game they have designed to their Year 2 target audience.

Our Robotics team qualified and competed in the VEX finals in America!

Computing Highlights

VEX Finals

After competing in the UK finals, our Robotics team made it to the World Championships in Texas, USA. There hard work in creating, programming and operating a functioning robot was recognised worldwide!

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Making Links

E-Safety is a key part of our school curriculum. We learn about responsible use of the Internet as well as the risks of online use. To celebrate positive use of the Internet, we have linked to well-known authors and engineers to inspire our learning. Although our contact could not see us, we could ask questions and learn about their career.

Engineering

Throughout the year, KS2 have considered the question 'What would you create if you were an engineer?'

Entering a competition set by the RMBC, children invented their own product and explained the benefits as well as how to operate. A huge well done to Logan who came second in his year group, alongside Sophie, Lauren, Neve and Lila who also received highly recommended acknowledgements.

Has something happened online that has made you feel worried or unsafe?

Contact CEOP. Click this link.

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