Computing

As young computer scientists we are aware that technology is constantly developing and changing the lives of everyone. Therefore, our aim is to provide a high-quality computing education which will equip children with the necessary skills to participate in a rapidly changing world. Through the use of computational thinking and creativity, children will understand how and why technology varies in the world around them.

Computing skills are a major factor in modern life and enabling children to be confident, creative and independent leaners is a critical part of their development. The curriculum will enable the children to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present key knowledge about how computers and computer systems work, and how they are designed and programmed. At Wensley Fold the curriculum is mainly supported by ‘Purple Mash’ and a range of other technologies are integrated throughout the curriculum to ensure learners have a range of experiences: such as Bee Bots, Blue Bots, Spheros and Raspberry Pi. Children are subjected to technology in a range of different forms, through desk top PCs, laptops, iPads, data loggers and robotic coding. The technology and skills are implemented to support other subjects throughout school.

Mr Doyle is our computing subject leader. Mr Doyle loves technology and learning new ways to integrate technology into learning and life. Mr Doyle enjoys using Learning by Questions in his lessons and technology to enhance learning. As science subject leader Mr Doyle was successful in achieving the Primary Science Quality Mark and his NPQML in 2019.  He hopes to use the skills from these projects to develop computing further across school.

Computing Clubs

We offer a variety of clubs throughout the school year:

Media Club

Coding Club

Sphero Club

The teachers enjoy using LbQ in their lessons which helps children progress and receive instant feedback.

Purple Mash is an award-winning website for nursery and primary school children. It enables children to explore and enhance their computing knowledge in a fun and creative way.

Curriculum Overview and Skills Progression

Early Years Foundation Stage

Teaching Online Safety in School

Parents Guide to Online Safety