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Subject Statement

 

Our computing curriculum aims to equip pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to be able to access the modern world and technology in it.

At WCLA, computing is taught in Key Stage One and Two for one session each week, by a class teacher. We teach the Rising Stars Switched on Computing scheme of work as it provides a hands-on, practical approach at an appropriate pace. Lessons are practical and enjoyable and aimed at improving pupil’s computer literacy and coding skills. Pupils are also taught to analyse problems and to write code to solve problems and make things happen.

When pupils leave our school, they will be responsible, competent, creative and confident users of technology, preparing them for life and work in today’s society.

With all the advances in communication technology, this is an exciting time to be in education. At Church Lane, we aim to deliver a Computing curriculum that inspires and motivates our children to develop their programming and designing skills. Our children design their own games and apps, create web content and understand how to build web pages. They can programme physical systems, produce sound clips and animated videos.

 

Our children are the first generation to be given such an array of technological opportunities and the curriculum reflects this in its scope and expectations. At the end of their time here at Church Lane, our children will be more skilled in this area than most adults, and will be among the leaders in the future of computing and communication technology, and we can't wait to see what they will become. 

Wedo 2.0 from LEGO Education

WeDo 2.o from LEGO Education is a fantastic new learning tool designed to introduce children to robotics, engineering, programming and general STEM teaching through a robot-based learning system. The basic package comes with 280 building elements, a Bluetooth Low Energy-based hub which connects to a motor, as well as motion and tilt sensors.

Scratch 2.0 Overview Video

Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create interactive art, stories, simulations, and games -- and share those creations online. Imagine, program, and share at http://scratch.mit.edu. Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at MIT Media Lab. Music: "And It Spread" by The Avett Brothers

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