As computers underpin today’s modern lifestyle it is crucial that all pupils gain the confidence and ability, that they need in this subject, to prepare them for the challenge of a fast developing and ever-changing technical environment.
We believe that at Whitefield Primary Academy all pupils should have access to a full computing curriculum that will enable them to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to access the curriculum and be able to competently use the technologyin their daily lives of a rapidly changing world.
Through our ‘Integrated Curriculum’ children will the gain the relevant skills they need in a fun and creative way. They have access to a variety of devices and resources. Helping all children to use computers with purpose and enjoyment whilst increasing their motivation and confidence and to become responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology (ICT).
Children will develop computational thinking on how to solve problems in a logical way through programming opportunities.
They are given opportunities for communication and collaboration which develops an understanding of the purposes for using technology and the wider applications of computer systems and communication technology in society, including links to school and home.
Children are taught to understand the capabilities and limitations of ICT and the implications and consequences of its use and how to stay safe in a digital world.
Computing is also integrated into our core subjects of reading, writing and maths where it is used imaginatively to engage all learners and widen their learning opportunities, and is fundamental into helping children to achieve the highest possible standards of achievementin their learning.