At Wynndale Primary school, the children will access a modern and relevant computing education where their learnt skills will enable them to be successful citizens of the 21st century.
Our aim at Wynndale is to:
- Explore by engaging the children into a safe online experience, where they can engage and evaluate a range of sources.
- Inspire by providing the children with the opportunities to try new and exciting apps and progress.
- Spark by igniting their minds to a whole new world of technology that correlates to solving real life problems.
- Deepen their computing skills, enabling them to have the abilities required for jobs not yet invented.
A computer scientist will leave Wynndale with the confidence that they can use technology in their everyday life with passion and enthusiasm. We hope to prepare our digital citizens for a future that will be shaped by technology. At Wynndale, we use computing in different areas of the curriculum to enrich and advance learning opportunities, while also empowering children to be critical and conscious of online sources. We have three main areas of learning: Computer Science, Information Technology and Digital technology.
Computer Scientists will leave Wynndale having created complex algorithms; including having created and ran programs for real-life robots. They will also have an understanding of how the internet, data and computers work.
Information Technologists will leave Wynndale having created and used a range of programs on our Chromebooks and laptops. They will also have the skills to find relevant and reliable information online.
Digital technologists will leave Wynndale with the crucial ability to stay safe online. They will clearly know how to handle any digital experience safety. This is a vital learning experience throughout school that is put at a forefront of our education
- E-safety is taught at the start of every half term. This is then referenced throughout the rest of the year and linked to Talking Points.
- The children’s digital skills are embedded across the curriculum, giving the children ample opportunity to practise and develop their learning.
- Computing lessons are timetabled for every class.
- The children have opportunities to experiment and familiarise themselves with new technologies and equipment.
- The progression document is used and followed to ensure skills, knowledge, and understanding are built upon year after year.
- The children showcase, share and celebrate their computing work in a variety of different formats.
- Technology is used to advance other subjects; however, computing skills and knowledge are taught separately.
The children, first and foremost, are digitally literate, tackling the online world with confidence and care. The children leave Wynndale enjoying and appreciating technology in their education and lives. The children have a good understanding of not only why IT is important to them, but also can understand and explain the science behind computing- the ‘how’. Our learners understand the balance between effective use of technology and being able to have a healthy, safe online experience. They are prepared to encounter and thrive in the digital world, while being prepared for the risks this may present.
There is evidence on Purple Mash and by observations.