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West Didsbury CE Primary School

West Didsbury CE Primary School

Computing

Computing at West Didsbury CE

Intent- Our curriculum is designed so that children will a receive a high-quality computing education which equips them to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. We believe that it is an essential part of the curriculum at West Didsbury. Computing is part of our daily lives within schools can therefore provide a wealth of learning opportunities and transferrable skills explicitly within the Computing lesson and across other curriculum subjects. Through the study of Computing, children will be able to develop a wide range of fundamental skills, knowledge and understanding that will actually equip them to navigate the digital world safely. 

Implementation-We implement this by ensuring every class has timetabled opportunities to use the laptops and iPads for computing lessons and the opportunity to use these resources across the curriculum. We encourage staff to incorporate technology throughout the wider curriculum and use these skills to research and present work in a variety of ways. Each class has access to interactive whiteboards and teaching is delivered using this technology as well as I-pads, laptops, and other technological hardware and software. We draw on a range of schemes to support our planning and make sure lessons are relevant and engaging.

Impact - The children will be digitally literate and will have the skills and knowledge to use technology effectively, and safely, in a range of contexts and are able to adapt these skills for the ever-changing digital world. The impact will be evidenced through assessment in sessions and in evidence saved on the school system. Pupil voice and reporting to parents will also play a part in evidencing the impact.