West Bridgford Junior School


Computing Curriculum

Developing The Computing Curriculum

There was much press coverage and interest in the development of the Computing curriculum which came into place in September 2014. West Bridgford Junior School is a key member of the Rushcliffe Learning Alliance and the alliance Computer Subject Leaders have written a curriculum which brings together changes to the National Curriculum and needs of the children.
At WBJS we are embracing technology and the impact it has on our children. We have begun using tablets in our lessons for example producing trailers for Dukes Barn and Greek Myths, to writing our own music using Garage Band and Djing. We have also designed our own comics about E-Safety. We also have a very successful CodeClub with over 20 members of Year 5 and 6 programmers. We have also been involved in a project with Nottingham University investigating the use of 3D printers in primary schools. Using our printer we have designed Christmas decorations and dragon heads for the front of Viking Long Boats.
Please check out the Year Group pages for photographs and our Twitter feed for updates.

Please take a look at the information below.
This is a clip from Miles Berry considering the changes to the curriculum.

National Curriculum: Miles Berry on computing

Miles Berry is the principal lecturer in Computing Education at the University of Roehampton. Miles talks about the new computing curriculum, and suggests ways in which teachers can prepare for the changes ahead.

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