“Computers themselves, and software yet to be developed, will revolutionize the way we learn” stated Steve Jobs, Apple co-founder and pioneer of the home PC revolution in the 1970s and 1980s.
At Woodchester Endowed Church of England Primary School, we are keen to make use of modern technology and all that it offers not only in regular computing lessons, but also in a cross-curricular manner to support our children’s learning. Children come to school often already familiar with phones and tablets, gaming stations and the Internet. Our job is to ensure that they can use these devices safely, understand how to look after their personal information and to use computers to support their thirst for knowledge.
Whilst we are a small village school, we are very fortunate to be able to have some fantastic computing equipment, funded in part by our PTA, Governors or local charities. This allows us to be able to teach the curriculum using a variety of approaches ensuring that each child has many opportunities to get engaged and digitally connected.
Computing is taught in each class on a regular basis, either weekly, or in blocks depending on the topic being studied. Our curriculum is engaging with lots of hands-on activities either using computing equipment or in an ‘un-plugged manner’ allowing children to get beneath the hood of a computer and think about what computing really means.
Please find more details on the pages in this section. The pages are split into the following distinct areas:
- Computing at home
- Computing gallery
- Safer Internet Day
- Computing working in partnership