At Wimbledon Chase we want our children to be equipped with the relevant skills that will prepare them for the world of tomorrow. We embrace the constant changes children face in the modern world and seek to teach them the tools they may need to grow with the fast pace of today’s technological advancements.
As well as providing children with the skills to be able to utilise technology, we also believe it is vitally important for children to be aware of and understand the dangers that can come with the use of different devices both on and offline. E-safety skills are regularly taught and reinforced across the school in all year groups, ensuring that whenever children are exposed to technology, they are able to use it confidently, responsibly and know who their trusted adults are when they need help to stay safe. We believe that by teaching children these technological skills and providing opportunities for creative thinking and active learning, they can develop a deeper understanding of how technology can enhance their learning and them not simply be the passive user of it.
How we teach Computing at Wimbledon Chase
At Wimbledon Chase, we teach the 3 key computing skills; Computer Science, Information Technology & Digital Literacy. These skills are revisited on a regular basis in order to build on the children’s prior learning year on year. Children are given the opportunity to use different technologies e.g. ipads, chromebooks, programmable robots and have access to an array of different computer programmes and applications e.g. scratch, google suite, Adobe creative cloud. In step with this we ensure that computing is taught with culturally relevant content which emphasis the importance of incorporating and valuing all learner’s knowledge and heritage. Through this we are enabling our pupils to use and understand the power of the digital world in today’s society.