Computing at Wickersley Northfield
Computing Statement of Intent
We recognise that technology is playing an increasingly important role in today’s society. It is our intention that the quality of the computing curriculum at Wickersley Northfield is both exceptional and ambitious to allow our pupils to have understanding of computational thinking and digital literacy skills in order to be able to thrive within an ever-evolving world of technological advances. We also understand our role in modelling how to use technology positively, responsibly and safely. We want our pupils to be creators and not simply consumers and our broad curriculum which encompasses Online Safety, Computational Thinking and Digital Literacy reflects this. We want our pupils to see technology being used positively, including social media. We recognise that the best prevention for many current issues relating to technology and social media is through education. Delivering a high-quality computing curriculum will allow pupils to effectively demonstrate their learning through the positive and creative use of technology.
Our computing curriculum is based on the National Curriculum and weekly computing lessons are delivered effectively in all year groups to allow pupils to apply their knowledge creatively which in turn will help our pupils to become skillful computer scientists.
Using Technology to Support Learning Across the Curriculum
Our pupils have access to a number of online programmes to support their learning across the curriculum both in school and at home. Click here to access the following websites:
Breadth of Study:
Computing in the National Curriculum
Key Stage One
Key Stage Two
Computing curriculum overview
year group schemas
Google Classroom & Remote Learning
At Wickersley Northfield, all pupils have their own Google Account which they can use to access their personal Google Drive and Google Classroom.
We use Google Drive and Google Classroom within school, for homework and to support remote learning.
For help and support, please see the guides below: