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Computing Curriculum


Court De Wyck have begun using Barefoot Computing to teach children vital computing skills. Barefoot uses the National Curriculum aims to structure their lessons which are the following:

  • can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation (Computer science)
  • can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems (Computer science)
  • can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems (Information technology)
  • are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology. (Digital literacy)


All years will be taught about e-safety and staying safe and secure online as well as lessons on coding, data management and statistics and online design. Children will also develop their research skills in other subjects such as English, Geography and History using computers and/or Ipads. These lessons will be embedded by teachers into their planning.


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Barefoot Computing helping primary school teachers


E-Safety at Court de Wyck


At Court De Wyck Church School we are working with staff, pupils and parents/ carers to create a school community which values the use of new technologies in enhancing learning, encouraging responsible use of ICT and following agreed policies to minimise potential e-safety risks.


We use ICT as an essential tool for enhancing learning and in the embedding of e-safety across the whole school curriculum. We ensure that pupils are aware, through e-safety education, of the potential e-safety risks associated with the use of ICT and mobile technologies. All e-safety concerns are dealt with sensitively and effectively; that pupils feel able and safe to report incidents and that pupils abide by the school’s e-safety policy.


We have a set of SMART rules which the children are expected to follow at school and at home in order to stay safe online, these rules can be viewed below. We encourage these rules to be followed when using all kinds of technology such as mobile phones, games consoles, computers etc.



E-Safety Smart Rules





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