Computing

At Woodlands, the computing curriculum reflects the ever changing nature of technology and
computer science. Particularly, the focus on programming and algorithms, using the most recent
resources available. The teaching and learning demonstrates the progression of skills in
programming and links to the topics studied within each year group. We use practical activities, iPad
apps, PC software and online resources to engage children in every strand of computing. The school
has invested heavily in the resources and infrastructure for computing and ICT, including an increase
from 22 to nearly 40 iPad’s in the last year, making them available to more children, more often. In
addition there are 48 laptops, a stronger wireless infrastructure and a new server, all of which
strengthen and support not only the teaching of computing but the use of ICT throughout the
school, enabling children of all backgrounds to make progress in all subjects. We work continuously
with our partners from Hi impact to provide seamless IT support for teachers, enabling continuous
access to IT for children.
We also teach children regularly about e-safety and keeping safe in our technical world. As many of
our children have mobile or tablet devices, it is important that we teach them how to use their
equipment safely and appropriately and this is taught as a discrete topic but also as required by the
children throughout the year. We run regular sessions for parents on internet safety and advise
parents at any time about parental controls and safe usage.

Contact the School

Woodlands Community Primary School

Hollybank Road, Birkenhead

Merseyside

CH41 2SY

Mrs B. Baker (Office Manager)

Tel: 0151 647 8406

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