Our intent is that our computing curriculum will provide children with the skills to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. We aim to deliver a curriculum from which children are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content as well as ensuring that children become digitally literate at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
At Westwood Primary School we follow the National Curriculum for Computing (2014).
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.