Curriculum Intent

All pupils at Whitley Village School have the right to have rich, deep learning experiences that balance all the aspects of computing. With technology playing such a significant role in society today, we believe ‘Computational thinking’ is a skill children must be taught if they are to be able to participate effectively and safely in this digital world. A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. At Whitley Village School, the core of computing is Computer Science in which pupils are introduced to a wide range of technology, including laptops, iPads and interactive whiteboards, allowing them to continually practise and improve the skills they learn. This ensures they become digitally literate so that they are able to express themselves and develop their ideas through information and computer technology– at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.  We teach a curriculum that enables children to become effective users of technology who can:

* Understand and apply the essential principles and concepts of Computer Science, including logic, algorithms and data representation.

* Analyse problems in computational term, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems.

* Evaluate and apply information technology analytically to solve problems.

* Communicate ideas well by utilising appliances and devices throughout all areas of the curriculum.

Internet Safety

Whitley Village School takes internet safety extremely seriously. We have listed guidance below for teachers and children about how to use the internet safely. Every year group participates in lessons on e-safety and children understand how to stay safe when using technology.  You may find the following links useful to help your child stay safe online at home:

Understanding social networking sites and how to keep your children safe.

Common sense media

Great advice to help keep your children safe online.

Think U Know

Your guide to social networks, apps and games

Net Aware

Safety information for parents.

Safer Internet

Keep up to date with any e-safety issues.



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