Computing at Yardley Wood Community Primary School
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.
The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are 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.
The Primary Computing Program of Study Divided into Three Areas:
Computer Science (CS), Information Technology (IT) and Digital Literacy (DL)
Seesaw is an online platform for student engagement. Teachers empower students to create, reflect, share, and collaborate in order to develop their own online journal. Seesaw allows students to “show what they know” using photos, videos, drawings, text, PDFs and links. Ask your child to show you their amazing Seesaw journal to see what they have been learning at school.
Seesaw has become an integral part of school life at YWCPS and has had a massive impact on the success of our home learning curriculum.
Your child should be using Seesaw from home to complete their homework tasks and/or to access learning during any breaks from school due to current Covid-19 issues. Please contact the school of you need support with this.
INTERLAND - Be Internet Legends
Central to our Computing Curriculum is E-safety and at YWCPS we want children to become Internet Legends. With the help of Google's Internet Legends programme, we want children to become confident and safe in exploring the digital worlds around them. Children will learn about the five areas they need to understand in order to become safe and independent users in the digital world. Be Internet SMART, ALERT, STRONG, KIND and BRAVE.
They also have regular access to the Interland game. This is an online adventure that teaches the key lessons of internet safety through four fun, challenging games. For more information please click the link below.