ICT & Computing

WATERGATE COMPUTING CURRICULUM

KEY PRINCIPLES (AIMS)

The ICT Curriculum has a strong focus on being CREATIVE. They key principles include:

  • understanding and applying the principles of computer science (e.g. logic, abstraction, algorithms and data representation);
  • analysing problems and experience of writing computer programs to solve such problems;
  • evaluating and applying IT including new or unfamiliar technologies analytically to solve problems;
  • Being responsible, competent, confident and creative users of ICT.

Based on these principles, we think that we are already covering some aspects of it (e.g. using the iPad to create content like pictures, video recording, editing, problem solving; or pressing a switch/a combination of them to activate changes on a screen; create content and solve simple problems with new technological devices like eye-gaze. We think we should go back to use more robots and programming toys (e.g. Bee-Bot). That there should be a better use of technology linking with other subjects, although we are already doing some of it (e.g. using the Interactive Whiteboard, iPads for investigation and recording).

 

There is a strong emphasis on pupils expressing themselves and developing their ideas through ICT. This involves a huge discussion, but lots of ideas come to our minds like using microphones, assistive technology to express ideas and record this with the use of different technological resources.

 

KEY STAGE ONE

We feel that a need to introduce internet safety is paramount. Maybe at this key stage it could be in the form exploring children websites and understanding how log on and off safely onto the internet.

 

KEY STAGE TWO

For this key stage, internet safety will take the form of learning about what’s appropriate and what is not when accessing technology.

 

Both key stages should be learning to accept boundaries and a good policy of use of technology so that computing becomes purposeful.

 

 

PURPOSE OF STUDY: ICT AND COMPUTING AT WATERGATE SCHOOL

  • A high-quality computing education to equip, pupils to be confident users of digital technology.

 

  • Computing will have links with mathematics, science and design and technology and will be a means to explore, create content, and use new and existing technology in a creative way, becoming confident users and being able to express themselves (e.g. using the iPad, programmable toys, the computer, the Interactive Whiteboard, and the Eye-Gaze).

 

  • ICT will continue to support learning across the curriculum and support pupils to develop their ideas at a level suitable for their needs and prepare them for the future as active participants of a digital world.

 

A Scheme of Work is in place to provide consistency of practice across the school.  (See grids below.)

 

ICT&C Curriculum at Watergate School

 

EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE

Digital Literacy Skills Technology in the World Technical Understanding Safe and responsible use
Online identities

Finding information

Using ICT to help learning

Creating and Sharing Content

Gaming

Impact of ICT on our lives

Digital Communication-online and offline

Sharing information

Producing Media

Control

Collecting real world data

Problem Solving

Developing confidence and ability to transfer skills

Recognizing technologies

How technology helps us at home, school and work

Introduction to features of web pages

Navigating web pages

How technology has changed lives and the world

Technologies (computers and devices containing a computer)

Technologies store

Information (data)

Programs and programming

Networks and the World Wide Web

Evolution of technologies

Respect and etiquette

Responsible use

Online safety

Offline safety

Health and safety

Sharing information and data safely

Ownership of information and data

Environmental issues

 

ICT & COMPUTING-KS1 & KS2

Digital Literacy Skills Technology in the World Technical Understanding Safe and responsible use
Online identities

Social Networking

Creating and Sharing Content

Gaming

Using ICT to help learning

Finding, retrieving and validating information

Impact of ICT on Society including scope, scale and nature of ICT evolution

Digital communication-offline & online

Sharing Information (inc. presentations)

Producing and editing media

Simulations

Modelling

Control

Programming

Collecting, analyzing, evaluating real world data including datalogging

Problem solving

Transferability of skills

Collaboration

Communication

Web Design

Creative industries, inc. media and games creation

E-commerce

ICT specific jobs

How other jobs use ICT

Evolution and impact of technology

Technologies (computers and devices containing a computer)

Information/Data storage

Sequences (Algorithms)

Programs and programming

Game and apps creation

Networks, the Internet and World Wide Web

Evolution of technologies, computers and computing

Respect and etiquette

Responsible use

Online safety

Offline safety

Health and safety

Sharing information and data safely

Ownership of information and data

Environmental issues

 

School Times

School Day

Mon-Fri 9.15am to 3:30pm,

 

Early years / Infants Lunchtime 11.45am -12.30pm

Juniors Lunchtime 12-12:45pm

 

School Office - Telephone: 020 8695 6555

 

Office Email - admin@watergate.lewisham.sch.uk

 

Headteacher

Fiona Veitch

 

Headteacher@watergate.lewisham.sch.uk

Watergate School | Lushington Rd, London SE6 3WG