Welcome back to our last half term of this school year. As ever there is lots going on in school. Please keep updated by following us on Twitte, the website and looking at SeeSaw for all updated information. I hope that you are all well and staying safe. If you want to join the 'Walking Bus', please meet Mrs Grove and Mrs Quinn at McCauls on wade Hall at 8.15 am. Thankyou. Mrs Shorrocks

Woodlea Junior School


Our vision for Computing at Woodlea


At Woodlea, we have a clear goal in regard to teaching computing. We want all children to leave Year 6 feeling confident, prepared and ready to participate in a rapidly changing world where work and leisure activities are increasingly transformed by technology.




We understand the world in which we live in is changing at an astonishing rate. As a result, it is crucial to prepare our children for a society which is becoming more and more reliant on the use of computing. Our Computing curriculum allows children to develop skills in finding, exploring, sharing and presenting information. We also focus on developing the skills necessary for children to become responsible, respectful and competent users of information and communication technology. We expect all teachers and learners in school to become confident users of ICT. This will enable them to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to be confident, creative and independent learners.





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. In using this scheme children will be provided with a relevant, challenging and enjoyable curriculum for all pupils which meet the requirements of the National Curriculum. Furthermore, children will be encouraged to use ICT and Computing as a tool to enhance learning throughout all areas of the curriculum.




In following National Curriculum for Computing we aim to ensure that all children will be able to understand and apply the fundamental principles of Computer Science, including logic, algorithms, data representation, and communication. They will be confident in analysing problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems. Following this, pupils will be able to evaluate and apply information technology. Ultimately, children will be well rounded, responsible, competent, confident and creative users of Information and Communication Technology.


Take a look at some of our work below to see examples of Computing at Woodlea, including examples of how this subject is implemented across all areas of our curriculum:

Progression in computing at Woodlea

Computing at Woodlea during lockdown 2021

Children have made good use of their skills in computing during lockdown learning new skills and using technology to produce content which communicates their learning. Watch this short video to find out more. 

Computing in lockdown

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