Computing replaces Information Communication Technology (ICT), with a greater focus on programming rather than operating programs.
The Computing Curriculum 2014 aims to ensure that all pupils can understand and apply the most important principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation.
It gives children the necessary skills to break down a problem, predict what will happen and use logic to find a solution through practical experiences.
There are three key areas within our Computing Curriculum:
- Computer Science
- Information Technology
- Digital Literacy
All year groups have discreet computing lessons where they learn to design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals.
We believe that teaching our children to code helps them to develop their ability to think logically, predict and reason.
As they progress through school, the children will develop their programming skills learning to:
- control and simulate physical systems
- solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts
- use sequence , selection and repetition in programs
- work with variables and various forms of input and output
- detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs
Technology is very much a part of our everyday lives and the internet offers us all amazing opportunities for communication and collaboration.
At Winsor Primary School we teach our children to understand how internet services work and how to stay safe online and be responsible and respectful digital citizens.
As part of their computing curriculum our children are encouraged to be creative and exploratory, using technology purposefully to make a range of digital content...
Films, animations, digital books, posters, blogs, presentations and 3D models using a wide range of software and a variety of hardware including iPads, desktops, beebots and probots.
We recommend that parents use the following online resources that can be accessed from home;
School ID | mgp3
Bug Club is a powerful whole school reading programme that is proven to raise attainment in reading. It brilliantly combines stunning books and an incredible online reading world, offering an enormous variety of styles, and genres, and characters, to hook children into a lifelong love of books and develop confident young readers.
Every child at Winsor School, from Year 1 to Year 6, has their own username for the maths site ttsrockstars.
Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice. Each week concentrates on a different times table, with a recommended consolidation week for rehearsing the tables that have recently been practised every third week or so.
Each child also has access to discovery education which is a cross-curricular digital learning service for teachers and pupils that makes every lesson memorable. Supporting the delivery of the National Curriculum and the successful integration of digital media into teaching and learning.
It provides more than 23,000 digital media resources for all subjects across Foundation to Key Stage 2.
Winsor Primary School are now using Google Classroom. In Google classroom, we share useful web links, assignments, video links and snapshots of class learning. There are also opportunities for children to leave comments.
Every child has been given a Winsor Primary Google username and password; speak to us if you are unsure of these. Sign in using the Google Chrome browser or you can also access it from an iPad or Android tablet by downloading the Google Classroom app.
Online safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Winsor Primary School.
We have extensive security measures in place in school, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Children are taught the fundamental concepts of staying safe online with quality lessons at the start of each term and is embedded throughout the Computing Curriculum. Lessons are taught and assessed using Cyberpass (a resource by lgfl) and Hector's World (an online resource aimed at KS1). Any Online Safety incidents are recorded and managed.
We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the Online-Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.