A Warmingham Digital Citizen
A Caring Christian Family Where We Grow Together
Let Your Light Shine ~ Matthew 5:16
As Digital Citizens, we 'Let our lights shine by becoming - enthusiastic, curious, independent thinkers. Motivated, refelctive and resilient leaners. Tolerant and responsible citizens.
Computing is changing the lives of everyone. Through the teaching of computing we equip children to participate in a rapidly changing world where work and leisure activities are increasingly transformed by technology. We enable children to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information. We also focus on developing the skills necessary for children to be able to use information in a discriminating and effective way. Computing skills are a major factor in enabling children to be confident, creative and independent learners.
We teach the computing curriculum through a mixture of subject specific teaching and cross curricular approaches. This allows the children to develop their skills in a meaningful and effective way. As a small village primary school we are very fortunate to have a range of equipment available including a bank of laptops and iPads, as well as interactive whiteboards or Smartboards in each teaching area. In addition to computers, our curriculum incorporates a range of technologies including CD and video records, digital cameras and programmable toys.Teachers plan the delivery of the computing curriculum carefully to enable children to select the best equipment and to use it effectively.
What is Computing?
Computing is the study and use of systems that handle information electronically. Computers are the most obvious of these but also include telephones, programmable robots, tape recorders, calculators, video cameras and mobile devices.
Aims and objectives
A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems.
ICT is changing the lives of everyone. Through teaching ICT we equip children to participate in a rapidly changing world where work and leisure activities are increasingly transformed by technology. They will be taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.