Great Wood Computing Intent 2022
At Great Wood, Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is computer science, which includes: the principles of information and computation; how digital systems work; and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also enables pupils to become digitally literate at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world. Pupils are able to use information and communication technology to express themselves and develop their ideas. In addition to using the tools to navigate the online world, we emphasise how to stay safe while doing so; ‘Online Safety’ is a key theme which is interwoven through our computing curriculum. Strong links are made with PSHCE.
The national curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:
- can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
- can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
- can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
- are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology
- use technology safely and respectfully, recognise acceptable and unacceptable conduct and identify a range of ways to report concerns about content, commerce and contact.
Our Computing curriculum equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world.