Learning Today for Tomorrow's World
Computing is an important part of children’s education an Penwortham. The curriculum has been designed to link with the Discovery Curriculum. This allows pupils to make rich links across their learning as well as proving contexts for their Computing skills. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science and design technology and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The curriculum covers the key areas of Computing:
- Digital Literacy
- Information Technology
- Computer Science
- Online Safety
We have some expert Computing teachers from the Wandsworth City Learning Centre who deliver some of our computing lessons in school. We also aim to make sure digital literacy is taught across many different subjects.
At Penwortham, pupils are given the opportunity to explore, problem-solve and create using various Computing equipment. The teaching style that we adopt is as active and practical as possible. This will include some whole class teacher-led activities, some paired work and some Year Group differentiation.
We take children’s Online Safety very seriously. Penwortham celebrates Safer Internet Day each year with parent workshops, assemblies and a special timetable of activities for the pupils. Pupils are taught about staying safe online throughout the year as a normal part of Computing lessons. They will also take part in 3 special Online Safety afternoons with activities, assemblies and workshops designed to deepen their understanding of Online Safety.
This year we are working with Childnet to gather a team of Digital Leaders in the school. These pupils will support with delivering online safety lessons, assemblies and workshops to parents. They will complete training to become online safety experts and share this knowledge with the whole school community.
We ask all pupils, parents, staff and volunteers to read and sign an acceptable use policy which outlines how we should behave when using online platforms. We also teach the children to follow the 'Digital 5 a day' approach from the Children's Commissioner. Please see our Acceptable Use Policies in the policies section of this website.