Contact Name
Head Teacher: Miss L Pearce

Phone : 01933 276491

Address:
Church Lane, Wilby,
Northants. NN8 2UG

For our computing curriculum, we have considered the experiences of our school intake and felt that they needed to be able to develop their knowledge of the main fields of computing and be confident in linking these to encounters of their own. We felt the curriculum should ask questions of the children and provide them with the opportunity to investigate these effectively, through hands-on activities and experimentation, immersing them in real life experiences, and using their previous knowledge, built throughout the school years, to support their ideas.

Due to our school structure of mixed-age classes, we follow a 2-year rotational curriculum. Throughout the 2 years, each class will be learning six different focuses annually, which build on the knowledge gained throughout the school years. Introduction to new topics involve engagement days, which incorporate activities that immerse the children into the subject, alongside using their computing skills. We endeavour to offer a basis for the children to develop their communication skills, via discussion and hypothesis, presenting their work using various programs and formats.

We have designed our computing curriculum to introduce pupils to various elements of technology, looking at coding through to presenting data via spreadsheets, charts and databases. Children will be able to recognise and discuss similarities and differences, and gain a chronological awareness by developing their technological understanding, throughout their time in the school, alongside considering how technology has such an impact on modern life. We provide opportunities for the children to observe the ambition and resilience of many technological figures, via our topic work, to provide them with a stimulus to drive their own thoughts on the contributions they can make themselves in the future.

Online Safety is a key element of our computing curriculum, with opportunities presented to the children to consider how to ensure they are safe online, considering the SMART acronym, with safety being a prominent factor throughout each term across the school. As a Primary school, we also safeguard the children by teaching the importance of ensuring that content is age appropriate and advising them not to access inappropriate sites, videos or programs.

We want all our learners to leave Wilby CE VA Primary School with a curiosity and passion to use technology to develop their learning and understanding, and to ensure that they question all relevant information gained for validity and importance. These skills will provide the children with a secure grounding to develop their knowledge and interests further in computing in Secondary school, every-day life and beyond.

You can find our whole school curriculum vision for Computing here. 

 

You can find our progression of knowledge and skills for Computing here.

Upcoming Events

7 Dec
Open Morning for New Intake Sept 2022
Date 07-12-2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am