In September 2014, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) was removed from the National Curriculum and replaced by Computing. Technology and computers play an ever increasing role in our everyday lives. It is becoming increasingly important that children not only know how to use computing devices but also that they understand how they work.
At Woodchurch CE Primary School we ensure that children acquire the skills and knowledge that they need to contribute to the digital world we now live in. Computing is an enjoyable and empowering subject. Through the Computing curriculum, children learn the fundamental principles and processes of computation. They are exposed to repeated, practical experiences of writing code to solve problems and to model systems. Children also learn and become skilled in creating high quality products and content using digital technology. An important part of the new Computing curriculum, online safety, teaches children to become safe, responsible and critical users of technology. Further information about online safety can be found on our safeguarding page.
We have a range of technologies that children use throughout their time at Woodchurch CE Primary School including iPads, PCs, programmable devices and digital cameras. Computing is taught as a discrete subject at Woodchurch CE Primary School and the skills taught are applied throughout the curriculum.
CEOP Safety Centre:
CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre for information and advice and make a report directly to CEOP.
We strongly advocate the same message to all our children:
if you are experiencing online bullying or something else online has worried you please speak to an adult you trust, or you can talk to Childline at any time on 0800 1111 or at the Childline website.