Computing And Online Safety
Our Curriculum Implementation
At Wednesbury Oak Academy, we begin our Computing Curriculum in each year group with a unit looking at different aspects of Online Safety. This is then built upon throughout the year, both in Computing lessons, PSHE and the wider curriculum. We also participate in Online Safety Day each February.
Computing is taught weekly to allow children to build on their skills and, where possible, each unit has a real-life outcome. The strands of ‘Digital Literacy’, ‘Information Technology’ and ‘Computer Science’ are taught in each year group, with the skills and knowledge required becoming progressively more complex.
We have a Computer Suite, two trolleys of iPads and a netbook trolley to ensure that all year groups have the opportunity to use a range of devices and programs for many purposes across the wider curriculum, as well as in discrete computing lessons