Great Wood School

"Aim high... and make a difference"

Beaufort Road, Morecambe, LA4 6UB
01524 416971


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:

Our Computing curriculum equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world.

Computing Scheme of work, key learning and online safety                          Computing Overview

Online Safety Week and progression of learning            Holding the Mouse