Computing at Whiteheath Junior School.
At Whiteheath Junior School, we aim to develop children's computing skills to enable them to access the modern world. The Computing Curriculum provides opportunities for all pupils to understand and apply the most important principles and concepts of Computer Science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation.
Children are given the necessary skills to break down a problem, predict what will happen and use logic to find a solution through practical experience.
Computing is taught through discreet programming lessons using a variety of software including ‘Scratch’ and ‘Purple Mash Coding’. Here, the children learn about data, algorithms, repetition, iteration and computer networks. Children will be creating and debugging more complicated programs with specific goals and understanding concepts like variables and sequence, selection and repetition in programs. They will be developing their logical reasoning skills and learning to use websites and other internet services. This will enable children to develop an understanding of the principles of Computer Science by promoting and developing their computational thinking.