Our Computing Curriculum: Nurturing Digital Explorers
At Wittersham Church of England Primary School, our commitment to a comprehensive, personalised curriculum, intricately threaded with the golden threads of Compare, Reflect, and Discover, extends to all areas of education, including our Computing curriculum. We utilise the comprehensive and engaging Teach Computing curriculum to empower our students as digital explorers and critical thinkers.
In today's digital age, a profound understanding of technology is essential. As Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Inc., once noted, "Technology is nothing. What's important is that you have a faith in people, that they're basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they'll do wonderful things with them." Our Computing curriculum is designed to provide students with the tools and knowledge to do wonderful things in the digital realm.
Through the lens of Compare, we explore various aspects of computing, enabling students to appreciate the ever-evolving digital landscape. We encourage Reflection on the ethical and societal implications of technology, and we empower students to Discover their potential to use technology as a force for positive change.
In our Computing curriculum, guided by the Teach Computing curriculum, we emphasize hands-on learning and problem-solving, reflecting the pedagogical approach of Seymour Papert, who believed in the power of student-driven, constructionist learning. Our students actively engage with technology, learning to code, design, and create digital solutions.
Our Computing classes encourage students to exhibit courage by tackling complex technological challenges, taking risks in their digital creations, and exploring emerging technologies. We promote a spirit of cooperation through collaborative coding and project-based learning, mirroring the real-world tech industry.
The impact of our Computing curriculum extends far beyond the classroom. Students develop a deep understanding of technology, gain essential digital skills, and become responsible digital citizens. They gain not only technical knowledge but also problem-solving abilities, creativity, and an understanding of the ethical dimensions of technology.
Our Computing curriculum equips students to navigate the increasingly digital world and become innovative problem solvers. It contributes to their holistic growth, nurturing not only their technical acumen but also their ability to think critically about technology and its impact. It encourages students to be compassionate digital citizens, courageous in exploring new technologies, and cooperative as they collaborate on digital projects.
In conclusion, our Computing curriculum, guided by the Teach Computing curriculum, embodies our school's commitment to a well-rounded education that includes the golden threads of Compare, Reflect, and Discover. Through this approach, we instill a deep appreciation for technology and the values of compassion, courage, and cooperation, which resonate throughout all aspects of our students' lives and prepare them to be responsible digital explorers in an ever-evolving world.