Computing in North West
The children have weekly computing lessons in KS1 and KS2. These are taught as standalone lessons as well as discreet lessons incorporated into another subjects’ secular and Kodesh. At North West we have a range of technology for the children to use. This includes laptops, ipads, smartboards and beebots.
At North West we place high importance on the children being a rounded individual whom is able to take skills that they learn at an early age forward into the future. With computing, we give the children the skills to understand how technology can be used in a meaningful and safe way. We also ensure that the children are aware of how to stay safe online and how to receive support at school or home when needed.
Computing is how computers and computer systems work, and how they are designed and programmed. Pupils studying computing will gain an understanding of computational systems of all kinds, whether or not they include computers. Computational thinking provides insights into many areas of the curriculum. Computing is a practical subject, in which invention and resourcefulness are encouraged. The ideas of computing are applied to understanding real-world systems and creating purposeful products.
As a school we use a program called Purple Mash. Purple Mash is an award-winning cross curricular website for primary school children, enabling them to explore and enhance their knowledge in a fun and creative way. It delivers an exciting mash-up of curriculum focused activities, creative tools, programs and games.
The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
Computing Progression Map
Computing Work Overview
KS1 and EYFS ICT Acceptable Use Agreement
KS2 ICT Acceptable Use Agreement