Leadership of Computing at Westwood Primary School.
Accountable: Mr Jacob Taylor
Responsible: Mrs Claire Rough, Mrs Kim Andrews
Computing at Westwood
At Westwood Primary we aim to help children thrive and adapt in an ever changing technological world. We strive to equip children with the understanding, skills and knowledge to be prepared to take on the jobs of the future (Westwood Primary Curriculum).
Our purpose is to install a key understanding of how to keep themselves safe online, to become IT literate and to create programmes to aid tasks in everyday life. The computing curriculum is at the start of its journey and is being carefully crafted so that our children develop their digital capital. We want our children to remember their computing lessons in our school, to cherish these memories and embrace the opportunities they are presented with! Bringing computing alive is important at Westwood Primary School as well as keeping children safe. We follow the Education for a Connected World to equip children with the knowledge they need to stay safe online.
Our Computing Leaders are a vital cog in the computing curriculum machine, they are the drivers of new innovations and the voice of every child. Being a Computing Leader means children may be asked to help around the school with various technical problems as well as educating students and teachers about skills they may need in the future.
Do you want to start programming at home?
These free apps are great for tablets
- Daisy the Dinosaur
- Cato's Hike
- Scratch JR (a start to programming for our Infant children)
- Hour of Code
If you have a computer or laptop with internet access you can get a free download of the programming software Scratch that we will be using in school at https://scratch.mit.edu