Walter Evans Church of England Primary & Nursery School

Computing

Computing

 

“Whether you want to uncover the secrets of the universe, or you just want to pursue a career in the 21st century, basic computer programming is an essential skill to learn.”

Stephen Hawking

Computing: Our Intent for the subject.

 

Our aim is to provide high-quality Computing education which equips pupils to use computational thinking, curiosity and creativity to understand and change the world, whilst keeping themselves safe online. This allows pupils to create links between computing and technology within all other subjects and to apply this to daily life. Our curriculum intertwines underpinning computer science, programming, digital literacy and e-safety to teach pupils about how digital systems work and how to use it safely. The understanding of these key strands ensures that our pupils are active participants in an ever-changing digital world. Our internet safety lessons, provide pupils with guidance, advice and skills to keep themselves and their personal information private and safe when online. This will ensure that pupils gain the knowledge of how to show kindness and respect to others online.  Through computing lessons, our pupils will develop their problem-solving, curiosity, creativity, resilience and critical thinking skills. They will also be made aware of common areas of danger and methods to stop hidden traps or subterfuge.

Through computing and cross-curricular computing opportunities, pupils are given the time and opportunity to collaborate and cooperate with each other, in order to build their understanding of a variety of computer science, software and hardware. Pupils are challenged within these lessons and through this; they develop their confidence as digital learners. They will have the confidence to use the key skills of computing to create a positive impact on both local and global communities, whilst accessing the huge wealth of learning and opportunity that the internet provides in a safe and positive manner. 

Computing Progression 

 How it fits within our school vision.

Our school vision is rooted in the Christian faith. As a proud Church of England school, our vision is underpinned by the Church of England’s vision for education. This vision identifies four interlinking aims for all our pupils and, at its heart, lies LOVE (Luke 10:27).

It is this LOVE for God, for our neighbours and ourselves, that forms our Christian foundation to underpin all that we do.

School Vision Statement

At Walter Evans we believe in a broad and balanced curriculum where all subjects are valued. A broad and balanced curriculum will equip our children with a breadth of knowledge and skills in all areas of the curriculum. We aim for our pupils to ‘Persevere, be curious and inspired through their learning’.