Computing

  • Computing at West View Primary is separated into three strands. Through the integration of these strands the children are able to get a rounded approach to computing. 

     

           Computing  across school. 

    Children have good access to different hardware and software across school, these are used to teach various elements of the computing curriculum and enhance the children’s understanding. By building on the knowledge they have, we are able to develop a deeper understanding of what coding, computational thinking and logical reasoning are; along side digital literacy and digital citizenship. 

     

     

     

    Early Years Children

    • Code-a-pillar
    • Beebot
    • Purplemash access 

    Key Stage One Children

    • Code-a-pillar
    • Beebot
    • Purplemash access
    • iPad access
    • Laptops

    Key Stage Two Children

    • Blue-bot
    • Purplemash access
    • iPad access
    • Laptops
    • Lego Wedo 2.0
    • K’nex (STEM)

    Children are taught in discrete computing lessons to ensure the computational strand of computing is taught effectively, whereas the digital literacy element is used in a cross – curricular way to reinforce the purpose of each program and how it could be used in the wider world.