The unique WDPS Life Skills Challenge program has been created because all children need a key skills-set in order to develop their potential and to make their life dreams become a reality.
All visitors help us to become enquirers and to learn and discover new things about the world.
Visiting 10 Downing Street helps us appreciate that the WDPS Core Values are reflected in fundamental ‘British Values.’
WDPS Cycle offsite multi-day challenges help us all to develop resilience and to become effective team players.
We develop higher-level thinking skills online by learning to analyse, synthesise and evaluate.
Our teachers appreciate that we are all unique individuals with different learning styles.
Learning is fun as our Teachers plan exciting learning experiences through the International Primary Curriculum (IPC).
The all–weather WDPS Mountain Bike and Running Trail helps us develop fitness, stamina and essential bike-handling skills.
We learn from different world cultures which helps shape us into well-balanced and open-minded global citizens.
In the WDPS Bushcraft Area we develop our Multiple Intelligences and self-confidence whilst learning to manage risks.
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Computing Curriculum.

WDPS enables all children to become digital citizens who are safe and responsible, digital creators who are logical and creative and digital communicators who are digitally literate.  
The use of information, communication technology and computer science is fundamental in everyday life and is an integral part of the National Curriculum. It is therefore imperative that all children feel confident in its uses and applications. A wide range of hardware and software can be used to acquire, organise, store, manipulate, interpret, communicate and present information. Therefore at WDPS we ensure all pupils are entitled to access high quality hardware and software and a structured progressive approach to the learning of the skills needed to enable them to use it effectively.
The aims of the computing curriculum are to ensure that our children can:

  • Understand and apply the basic principles of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation.
  • Analyse problems and have the practical experience of writing computer programs to solve problems.
  • Evaluate and apply information technology analytically to solve problems.      
  • Be responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.

The WDPS Core Values (‘Learner Profile’ and ‘Attitudes to Promote’) are embedded in the children’s learning experiences in the International Primary Curriculum and the WDPS Life Skills Challenge modules.
At WDPS, during Computing lessons, the children will develop the ‘Attitudes to Promote’ and ‘Learner Profile’ values of working together, open mindedness, risk takers, enquirers, communicators, collaboration, creativity, enthusiasm  and adaptability.  

Phase 1 (Y1 and Y2)

Computer Science:

  • Understand what algorithms are.
  • Create simple programs Understand that algorithms are implemented as programs on digital devices.
  • Understand that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions.
  • Debug simple programs.
  • Use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs.

Information Technology:

  • Use technology purposefully to create digital content.
  • Use technology purposefully to store digital content.
  • Use technology purposefully to retrieve digital content.
  • Use technology purposefully to organise digital content.
  • Use technology purposefully to manipulate digital content.

Digital Literacy:

  • Use technology safely.
  • Keep personal information private.
  • Recognise common uses of information technology beyond school.
  • Use technology respectfully.
  • Identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.

Phase 2 (Y3 and Y4)

Computer Science:

  • Write programs that accomplish specific goals.
  • Use sequence in programs.
  • Work with various forms of input.
  • Work with various forms of output.
  • Design programs that accomplish specific goals.
  • Design and create programs.
  • Debug programs that accomplish specific goals.
  • Use repetition in programs.
  • Control or simulate physical systems.
  • Use logical reasoning to detect and correct errors in programs.
  • Understand how computer networks can provide multiple services, such as the World Wide Web.
  • Appreciate how search results are selected.

Information technology:

  • Use search technologies effectively.
  • Use a variety of software to accomplish given goals.
  • Collect information.
  • Design and create content.
  • Present information.
  • Select a variety of software to accomplish given goals.
  • Select, use and combine internet services.
  • Analyse information.
  • Evaluate information.
  • Collect data.
  • Present data.

Digital literacy:

  • Use technology responsibly.
  • Identify a range of ways to report concerns about contact.
  • Understand the opportunities computer networks offer for communication.
  • Identify a range of ways to report concerns about content.
  • Recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour.

Phase 3 (Y5 and Y6)

Computer Science:

  • Design programs that accomplish specific goals.
  • Design and create programs.
  • Debug programs that accomplish specific goals.
  • Use repetition in programs.
  • Control or simulate physical systems.
  • Use logical reasoning to detect and correct errors in programs.
  • Understand how computer networks can provide multiple services, such as the World Wide Web.
  • Appreciate how search results are selected.
  • Solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts.
  • Use selection in programs.
  • Work with variables.
  • Use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work.
  • Use logical reasoning to detect and correct errors in algorithms.
  • Understand computer networks, including the internet.
  • Appreciate how search results are ranked.

Information technology:

  • Select a variety of software to accomplish given goals.
  • Select, use and combine internet services.
  • Analyse information.
  • Evaluate information.
  • Collect data.
  • Present data.
  • Combine a variety of software to accomplish given goals.
  • Select, use and combine software on a range of digital devices.
  • Analyse data.
  • Evaluate data.
  • Design and create systems.

Digital literacy:

  • Understand the opportunities computer networks offer for communication.
  • Identify a range of ways to report concerns about content.
  • Recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour.
  • Understand the opportunities computer networks offer for collaboration.
  • Be discerning in evaluating digital content.

 

 

For children over the age of five, WDPS ensures it covers the statutory knowledge, skills and understanding from the English National Curriculum which is made up of these subjects:

PSHE with Citizenship Design Technology Art & Design Geography History RE Music PE Science Computing English Mathematics Modern Foreign Languages Early Years Curriculum International Primary Curriculum