Computing at Wheatley
At Wheatley, we have a dedicated Computing room, which classes visit each week. In addition, in the EYFS and KS1 there are iPads for the children to use, and in KS2 we have banks of laptops that can be used in classes. We also have desktop computers available in many of our KS2 classrooms. At our school we feel that it is important to teach Computing both discretely, to build skills, and in the context of other curriculum areas to apply these skills, for example researching and publishing literacy work, data collection and computer-generated graphs in maths, creating digital artwork and even using computers to help us produce videos and music.
Using the school’s laptops and iPads, we aim to prepare children to thrive in our modern and increasingly technological world and hopefully inspire some to consider careers in ICT and technology later in life. Pupils are taught a variety of progressive units that build skills from Year 1 up to Year 6 and beyond, covering key areas of Computing including:
To read more about what is taught in each area of our computing curriculum, please click below:
The following websites contain useful advice for children and parents/ carers: