What is Computing at Westglade?
Our computing curriculum ensures learning is engaging and relevant to what our children will need to succeed in life. It allows children to build confidence using technology which is particularly important given the current increase in reliance of technology. Our aim is for our children to see themselves as ‘Coders’, who are equipped with the relevant knowledge and skills. Across the children’s time at Westglade, they will build upon their knowledge each year, which will support children as they make the transition to secondary school and will also aid in further life, to achieve jobs. Through clear links to staying safe online, children will be able to ensure that they can protect themselves when using technology and become sensible and safe technology users.
You can read more on what Computing looks like at Westglade in our Computing policy.
How is Computing progressive?
Our Knowledge Paths and Skills Ladders were created using Purple Mash. We use Purple Mash as the main tool to deliver our computing curriculum as it provides a clear, progressive and sequenced curriculum and is recognised by OFSTED. We enhance the use of Purple Mash, where possible, throughout the curriculum and also through extra curricular opportunities.
How do we teach Computing?
We teach computing in stand alone lessons once a week. If possible, we also use computing in other areas of the curriculum to enhance learning opportunities and apply new substantive and disciplinary knowledge. Online safety is a large part of our learning, beginning each lesson with an introductory discussion around online safety.
What does Computing look like?