At Walsall Wood, we understand that computing is an essential part of the curriculum in order to support children in the 21st century. The computing curriculum is split into three main areas:
- Digital Literacy
- Computer Science
- Information technology
The national curriculum for computing outlines the following 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.
These areas and aims are taught throughout our Cornerstones curriculum and during termly computing weeks. During computing week, children are given the opportunity to build on and master their computing skills.
E-Safety in the Curriculum
E-Safety is an essential part of the computing curriculum. As ICT and online resources are increasingly used across the curriculum, we believe it is essential for e-safety guidance to be given to the pupils on a regular and meaningful basis. We continually look for new opportunities to promote e-safety. Including:
- Planned E-safety lessons embedded throughout the ICT curriculum from Nursery to Year 6.
- An annual E-Safety day that makes pupils aware of where to seek advice or help if they experience problems when using the internet and related technologies.
- E-safety lessons as part of the PSHE curriculum so that pupils are aware of the impact of online bullying and know how to seek help if they are affected by these issues.
Computing Curriculum Overviews