Computing

National Curriculum England - Computing Programme of Study - DfE 2014
 
A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming.
 
At West Jesmond children are encouraged to use their knowledge of the world around them and computational thinking to help them access the wider curriculum. Being able to decompose problems and abstract irrelevant details is an important skill for later life. We are dedicated to providing an engaging and stimulating curriculum where children have opportunities to explore their computer science concepts from unplugged, digital and physical programming. 
West Jesmond Primary School is pleased to be a CAS Community of Practice. This allows us to support schools and teachers seeking to improve their teaching of computing, whilst providing a network of excellence to share best practice.
 
We will be holding an event each term, which you can attend absolutely free simply by emailing hello@westjesmond.newcastle.sch.uk or setting up a free account at www.computingatschool.org.uk
 
Our next event is on the 16th March at 4.00 pm. This will be our first Barefoot Programming workshop. This is a great opportunity for teachers to get 'over the hump' of using Scratch in the classroom. As well as this there will be some great strategies for teaching programming in class. Come along and enjoy some coding with pizza and treats.
 
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