The Computing Curriculum at Woodfield aims to equip pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand the world. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Online safety is taught through computing lessons, our PSHE curriculum and also reinforced through assemblies and other aspects of school life. The use of a variety of computing packages, devices and software across the curriculum ensures that pupils become digitally literate, and daily access to our bank of 90 chromebooks in school means that children are increasingly exposed to the use of technology as a medium through which to learn and communicate throughout other lessons also. Consequently, our pupils are able to use, express themselves and develop their ideas through information and communication technology at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world. Constant exposure to rapidly evolving technology supports children to develop their resilience and self-esteem as they master new skills. At Woodfield, children are taught to respect the expensive equipment and heavy investment the school has made in technology to support learning. Our community links continue to be strengthened through our use of social media such as the whole school Twitter and Facebook accounts, and the regular updating of our school website and class twitter pages.
Children leaving Woodfield are computer literate, able to confidently navigate a range of devices, platforms and programs and have a good understanding of how to keep themselves safe online.
Please see below for the whole school curriculum map.