At West Melton Primary, we understand the immense value technology has upon society as a whole. Our aim is to fulfill the requirements from the National Curriculum for Computing, while deepening and developing our children’s conceptual understanding of technology whilst also providing enhanced collaborative learning opportunities and the engagement of technology across the entire curriculum. Technology plays an immense value in not only supporting the Computing and whole school curriculum but overall in the day-to-day life of our school. We believe that technology can provide: enhanced collaborative learning opportunities; better engagement of pupils; easier access to rich content; support conceptual understanding of new concepts and can support the needs of all our pupils.
At West Melton Primary, we believe fully in developing our children’s understanding of technology and how it must be used in a safe and respectful manner. Our computing curriculum aims to develop the heart and mind of every child. A high-quality computing curriculum should foster the children’s engagement and development of concepts taught throughout our chosen scheme. By following the National Curriculum for Computing, we aim that all children can:
- can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
- can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
- can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
- are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology
Our carefully crafted curriculum is designed to provide our children with the subject-specific language they need to describe, question and discuss ideas relating to computing and computer science. Indeed, it is one of the ‘specialisms’ aspects of the curriculum at West Melton that will add real value to the children’s primary education.
How do I find out more about the curriculum?
If you would like to find out more about our curriculum or have any queries please contact Mr A Krabbendam, Interim Headteacher, using the details on our contact us page.