At Whingate, we have an ever-evolving Computing curriculum, which aims to give children the transferable skills they need to be successful in an increasingly technology-focused world.
Through direct teaching, and through experience gained in other curriculum areas, children develop their skills in the following areas:
1. E-safety - the ability to communicate in a safe and respectful manner is our main priority in the teaching of Computing skills.
2. Communication - we teach children to be creative in the way they use technology to communicate their knowledge and understanding of the world.
3. Collecting data - we teach children how to use technology to expand their knowledge, while at the same time teaching them how to do so safely and knowing how to find reliable information sources.
4. Programming - we teach children how to use technology to solve problems. Using iPads, PCs and programmable robots, we teach children the skills of problem solving, creativity and logical thinking which underpin the skills needed to program.
We invest heavily in technology, both financially and in terms of curriculum and teacher training time, as we believe firmly in the need to develop our children's skills in using ICT.