West Street Community Primary School and Nursery



At West Street, we firmly believe that computing is a vital part of people's everyday lives both inside and outsidde of school. For this reason, computing is taught as a stand alone lesson but also interwoven throughout other lessons both as a learning tool and as means of engagement and access to the curriculum. Computing has natural links with many other subject areas such ass science, maths, music and design technology. By providing our pupils with a thorough and in-depth understand of how computing can enhance and widen learning, our pupils are able to engage with the world around them in a modern and forward thinking way.

Computing is split into 3 fundemental areas; Computer Science (how computers and computer systems work), Information Technology (applying skills by using technology) and Digital Literacy (understanding how and why technology is used). By combining these elements through discreet and cross curricular lessons, our pupils will have a thorough understanding of how computing can be used in a wide variety of contexts and ways. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in our digital world.

Computing and online safety is also and incredibly important part of computing and something which forms part of both the computing curriculum and the PSHE curriculum. Throughout West Street, children are taught how to identify potential risks, how to minimise these risks and what to do if they come across something which upsets or they think is inappropriate. This is taught through discreet online safety sessions but also as part of circle time, PSHE sessions or through other discussions. A monthly online safety newsletter is also sent home to encourage and support children and families with staying safe online or when using technology.

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West Street Community Primary School and Nursery
West Street, Colne, Lancashire BB8 0HW
Headteacher | Miss Sarah Watson | 01282 865840 | head@weststreet.lancs.sch.uk
Bursar | Mrs Carol Franks | 01282 865840 | bursar@weststreet.lancs.sch.uk
SENCO | Mrs Alysia Gupta | 01282 865840 | senco@weststreet.lancs.sch.uk
Pastoral Lead | Mrs Andrea Peake | 01282 865840 | apeake@weststreet.lancs.sch.uk
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