Computing – curriculum information

At Withernsea Primary School, we see the ICT & computing curriculum as an exciting opportunity to prepare children for the future, understanding the changing world around them.

The skills and knowledge which we instil into children today – will help to develop the programs of the future.

We believe in developing a deep confidence with ICT, understanding and appreciating how programs are made along with a promoting a love of technology that prepares our children well for our future digital world!

We have many resources in school to develop children’s computing and digital literacy skills. Currently, we utilise:

• Mobile suites of laptops

• Mobile suites of iPad’s, including those to support SEND provision

• A full class set of Lego WeDo – used to develop children’s programing skills

• Raspberry Pi’s

• A range of floor robots to develop programing and debugging skills

• A range of other ICT resources, such as digital voice recorders, Early Years toys and resources to support SEN

Our long term curriculum overview shows the main strands that we cover throughout each year group. The medium term plans detail what the pupils already know and what they should do to achieve each objective.

Each year group focuses upon the common ICT and Computing themes of:

  • Information Technology – How technology is used in the real world. 
  • Digital Literacy – Using technology for effect to create and manipulate multimedia, sounds, imagery and documents 
  • Computer Science – Gaining an insight into computational systems including how they are designed and programmed. Teaching children about computational thinking in order to solve problems and design systems. 
  • E-Safety

Information for parents

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Children's comments

Pupils are making good progress in improving their reading, writing and mathematical skills. Pupils’ progress in key stage 1 is particularly strong. Pupils are developing a range of exciting vocabulary in their writing. Pupils’ handwriting and spelling are weaker.

Ofsted comments

‘the teachers explain really well’

Children's comments

‘Teaching is improving. Teachers are successful in keeping pupils on task. They offer pupils activities which catch their imagination and motivate them to do well.’

Ofsted comments

‘You have all been amazing. I hope all you teachers are proud of yourselves for the way you have conducted things throughout this pandemic. Proud to say my children are students at Withernsea Primary School’

Parent's comments

‘Leaders, including governors, understand the strengths and weaknesses of the school’s work.
They take decisive action to secure improvement. Consequently, the gaps in the progress made by different groups of pupils are diminishing.’

Ofsted comments

‘Pupils who are experiencing significant turbulence in their lives are well supported. As a result, they stay engaged in their learning.’

Ofsted comments

‘its really fun, it makes learning fun’

Children's comments

‘Pupils behave well in the classroom and around the school. Teachers support pupils with
identified behaviour difficulties well.’

Ofsted comments

‘The curriculum supports pupils in developing positive attitudes to learning. Leaders have linked activities closely to pupils’ interests and aspirations. This has been particularly successful in engaging boys.’

Ofsted comments

‘I would like to say thank you to everyone at Withernsea Primary School for everything you have done…..you have all been amazing’

Parent's comments

‘ I would just like to say what a great help all the teachers and staff at Withernsea Primary School have been to parents/grandparents and carers during these very strange last months. Thank you’

Parent's comments

‘Leaders have made significant improvements to early years provision. As a result, children
are making a strong start in building their skills in reading, writing and mathematics.’

Ofsted comments

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Children's comments

‘I love school’ …

Children's comments

‘Most-able pupils and those who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities generally make good progress because teachers match tasks carefully to their needs.’

Ofsted comments

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