TEACHING COMPUTING IN SCHOOL
Whole school definition
The study and implementation of computational thinking and algorithmic processes to describe and transform data.
Why study Computing?
Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
Computing at Woodthorne Rationale
At Woodthorne, we teach computing through the Purple Mash curriculum. Computing matters to the future of the UK, but much more importantly it’s about giving every child the essential thinking skills they need to succeed in our digital, connected society. The Purple Mash curriculum allows children to develop the three interconnected areas of: Computer science, information technology and digital literacy, whilst focusing on developing pupils’ ‘computational thinking’. The Purple Mash curriculum supports pupils to code amazing programs, keep themselves safe online, think like a computer programmer whilst providing tools for our staff to teach the subject with confidence
As with all subjects, our school’s computing curriculum is captured in a scheme of work which clearly shows progression and
ensures teaching activities build on existing knowledge and understanding.
THE IMPORTANCE OF COMPUTING
Subject Leader Bio
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Cultural Capital Development Opportunities
Please click here for cultural capital opportunities in Computing.
Computing links to Early Years
Please click here to see how Computing starts in Early Years.
Please click here to see our overview for Computing