Computing Intent Statement

At Wootton, we aim to instil a sense of enjoyment around using technology alongside developing pupil’s knowledge and understanding of its capabilities alongside the opportunities technology offers to create, manage, organise and collaborate. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. From reception through to Year 6, our pupils are taught to have a greater knowledge and understanding across all areas of the computing curriculum: computer science, information technology and digital literacy. These include unplugged lessons where children deepen their understanding of computing concepts without actually using a connected device. This includes learning about networks and the internet as well as how to stay safe online.

Indeed, 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. They will learn to successfully create algorithms as well as designing, writing and debugging program: they will progressively learn how to effectively use the concepts of sequence, repetition and selection.

Our high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Through our curriculum, we intend for our pupils to be: digitally competent; have a range of transferable skills at a suitable level ready for the future workplace; and be responsible online citizens.

“Whether you want to uncover the secrets of the universe, or you just want to pursue a career in the 21st century, basic computer programming is an essential skill to learn.”  Stephen Hawking
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