Our Approach to Computing

 

                                                                             

The one who gets wisdom loves life;
 the one who cherishes understanding will soon prosper.
Proverbs 19:8 


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:

enlightened Computing at School - Home Learning (KS1 and KS2):
https://www.computingatschool.org.uk/homelearning
enlightenedUK Safer Internet Centre (KS1 and KS2): 
https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/young-people/resources-3-11s
enlightenedBarefoot (KS1 and KS2): 
https://www.barefootcomputing.org/homelearning
enlightenedBBC Bitesize (KS1 and KS2):
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zft3d2p 
enlightenedHour of Code activities:
https://hourofcode.com/uk/learn 

 

If you have any questions about our Computing curriculum, please contact Miss Monks
(subject lead) on
mail omonks@whitegate.cheshire.sch.uk
Thank you

 

Curriculum Coverage 

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

 

Maple

Elm

  • understand what algorithms are
  •  use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs
  • use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content
  • recognise common uses of information technology beyond school
  • use technology safely and respectfully
 

Key Stage Two

 

Beech
Willow
Oak

  • design, write and debug programs
  • use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs
  • use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work
  • understand computer networks
  • use search technologies effectively
  • select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content
  • use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly


 

 

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Contact the School

Whitegate CE Primary School

Whitegate
Northwich
Cheshire
CW8 2AY

Chair of Governors:
Mrs Cotterill

Clerk to Governors:
Mrs Susan Knight

Main Contact: Mrs Michelle Shephard, School Business Manager

Tel: 01606 212203
admin@whitegate.cheshire.sch.uk