Our Approach to Computing
The one who gets wisdom loves life;
the one who cherishes understanding will soon prosper.
Computing at Whitegate CE Primary School
At Whitegate CE Primary School we aim to provide our pupils with a high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. 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.
The aims of teaching geography in our school are 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
Websites we recommend to explore:
Computing at School - Home Learning (KS1 and KS2):
UK Safer Internet Centre (KS1 and KS2):
Barefoot (KS1 and KS2):
BBC Bitesize (KS1 and KS2):
Hour of Code activities:
If you have any questions about our Computing curriculum, please contact Miss Monks
(subject lead) on email@example.com
Our school delivers the Computing curriculum through topic areas and discrete lessons. We have a range of equipment to enable us to do this: programmable toys such as Beebots, interactive whiteboards, laptops and iPads. In Foundation Stage, children recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools. They select and use technology for particular purposes.
Key Stage One
Key Stage Two