“Computers are incredibly fast, accurate, and stupid. Human beings are incredibly slow, inaccurate, and brilliant. Together they are powerful beyond imagination.”
— Albert Einstein.
BWJPS Approach to Computing
At Bury and Whitefield Jewish Primary School the curriculum is designed to recognise children’s prior learning, provide first-hand learning experiences, allow the children to develop interpersonal skills, build resilience and become creative, critical thinkers.
A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and 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. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
Computing Lead: Mrs Chloe Whittington
The use of technology is a key skill for everyday life. At BWJPS, we understand that a high-quality computing education is essential for pupils to understand modern technologies, and for them to use these skills to become responsible, competent, confident and creative participants of an increasingly digital world. At BWJPS, we aim to provide quality hardware and software for the use of everyone in school and a structured and progressive approach to the learning of the skills needed. We do this through weekly Technola (computing curriculum experts) sessions and cross-curricular use of tablets and desktops.
The ‘Programme of Study’ takes you directly to the relevant pages of the National Curriculum.
The ‘Curriculum Overview’ gives an overview of the units/ topics being covered within the subject. It shows you the year at a glance before describing each unit further (detailing the skills/ knowledge covered in each unit).
The ‘Progression Map’ details the skills and knowledge acquired in each year; highlighting how these progress from Nursery through to Year 6. This document includes a progression of key vocabulary.
The ‘End Points’ document shows the key objectives for this subject (within each year group) that are necessary for them to achieve ‘expected’.
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