The 2014 curriculum saw the replacement of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) with Computing. This is a change not just of name but also of what is to be taught and learned.
At Wellsprings we offer children a wide range of computing challenges and activities to stimulate their minds and put them in the driving seat of their own learning. With computing and technology moving at a faster rate than ever before, it is important that we allow children, who are now growing up surrounded by technology, the opportunity to express their digital creativity in a range of ways. Key on this list are programming and debugging programs, which seems children from Reception right up to Year 6 being challenged to think about, invent and develop code and programs to solve problems.
In Computing, if you stand still, you are going backwards. We are always moving forwards with our curriculum and the teaching and learning of children.
Here are some examples of Computing curriculum activities:
Safer Internet Day
On 10th February 2015 Wellsprings School celebrated Safer Internet Day (SID), which has the motto "Let's create a better internet together".
Wellsprings took part in this event with an assemby for KS2 on 5th January 2015 which was followed up by different activities in every class from e-safety stories about Digiduck or Smartie to blogging about e-safety from some of our older children.
For information about Safer Internet Day and associated activities please visit the Safer Internet Day web page. We have signed up to the SID website to show our support for safer use of the internet.
100 Word Challenge
Online our children access and engage in lively discussion and challenge through the 100 Word Challenge. This is a website where children (and adults) can post 100 word-long pieces of writing in a weekly challenge. Why not take a look?
A high proportion of our pupils we feel meet age-related expectations as assessed by our teaching staff. Refer to the assessment analysis from March 2019:
Computing assessment - Mid Spring 2019.pdf