COMPUTING

AIMS

The national curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation

  • can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems

  • can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems

  • are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology

TEACHING OF COMPUTING AT WLS

The children are taught Computing through Purple Mash. This starts in Reception Class and continues through until the end of Year 4 when they move on to middle school. Children have access to devices (PCS, laptops, Chromebooks, ipads and android tablets) throughout the school and these are used in various lessons, not just computing sessions.