Computing Curriculum

With technology playing such a significant role in society today, we recognise the importance of teaching children to think computationally using logic, problem solving, evaluation, resilience and collaboration skills, in order for them to flourish safely in today’s digital world.

At Woodley, we do this by ensuring our coherently planned and sequenced computing curriculum challenges pupils to be ambitious, think creatively, apply different approaches and support each other by working collaboratively in an age-appropriate way.

We understand the importance of word processing skills in the digital world therefore pupils work through a progressive sequence of skills throughout their time with us enabling them to leave Woodley with a solid grounding for future learning.

Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and we always look for opportunities to teach computing in a cross-curricular way. By the time pupils leave Woodley Primary School, children will have gained key knowledge and skills in the three main areas of the computing National Curriculum: computer science (programming and understanding how digital systems work), information technology (using computer systems to store, retrieve and send information) and digital literacy (evaluating digital content and using technology safely and respectfully).

Online safety is taken very seriously at Woodley Primary School and although we dedicate PSHE and computing lessons to explicitly teach pupils to use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly, online safety is interwoven into all the areas of our broad and balanced curriculum where digital devices (iPads, laptops and Chromebooks) or the internet are used.