Mr Thorburn is the Computing subject lead in school. Our Computing Curriculum 2023-24 can be found at the bottom of the page.

Intent

At Wrenbury we aim to provide a rich, exciting, challenging and relevant curriculum that equips children to participate safely and effectively in all aspects of computing. Children will use technology that supports their technical learning and enriches their whole-school experience. Staff will aim to develop children to ensure they have the knowledge and skills to strive in the ever-changing digital world.

Implementation

Computing is taught using the National Curriculum objectives as a starting point and builds on these objectives to enrich their curriculum. Enquiry-based questions are used as a basis for planning and this provides the children will opportunities to experiment, practice, reflect and improve on their learning. The computing curriculum at Wrenbury focuses on the progression of skills in digital literacy, computer science, information and technology and online safety. Online safety is delivered through the RSE curriculum. Staff have expertise, skills and knowledge to successfully deliver the computing curriculum. Long term and medium term plans ensure that computing is progressive and sequenced appropriately to maximise the learning for all children. Pupils are challenged to be ambitious, use subject specific vocabulary and reflect on the high standards expected of them. Where possible, computing is extended outside of the classroom with pupils having access to their learning platform at home which provides opportunities for pupils to engage in their learning away from the classroom. Children will have a positive view of computing and are given opportunities to enthusiastically demonstrate their skills in the subject. Computing is assessed by staff termly and evidence is shared with the subject leader. The subject leader also monitors the progress of computing by utilising work scrutinies, pupil voice, work displayed, online evidence and pupils' own learning journeys. Training is available to staff through the subject leader, directed time and outside links (j2e.com) to support teachers with their teaching of skills and techniques.

Impact

Pupils will leave Wrenbury equipped with the knowledge, skills, creativity and technical understanding showing a confidence and enthusiasm within computing. They will be logical thinkers who are able to analyse and solve problems with computing technology. Pupils will also know how to keep themselves safe when using all forms of technology, including future technology.

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