We live in a world in which technology is changing at an astonishing rate and, at times, can seem impossible to keep up with. At Woodlea, we believe in providing our children with the foundations of the necessary skills needed for the workplaces of the future. Technology plays such a large role in the lives of most children now as true ‘digital natives’ and so therefore it is important that alongside becoming confident users of technology children learn the social and emotional skills necessary to become responsible digital citizens.
Information technology is present throughout our curriculum and children are encouraged to become producers of digital content, rather than just consumers of it. Important thinking and computational skills are taught in discrete computing lessons where teachers use the scheme ‘Switched on Computing’ to support their planning and delivery of the subject.