Technology is changing the lives of everyone. Through teaching Computing we equip children to participate in a rapidly-changing world where work and leisure activities are increasingly driven by technology.

We believe children should be given the skills to navigate the online world safely and confidently regardless of the device, platform or app.  It is our aim to enable children to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information. We also focus on developing the skills necessary for children to be able to use information in a discriminating and effective way.

 We want children to know more, remember more and understand more in computing so that they leave primary school computer literate. Computing skills are a major factor in enabling children to be confident, creative and independent learners and it is our intention that children have every opportunity available to allow them to achieve this. We aim to use technology to enhance children’s learning in all areas of the curriculum.

Computing Resources

We value technology in the classroom and every classroom has an interactive whiteboard which class teachers use to make learning visual and engaging. We also currently have:

  • An ipad in every classroom
  • 5 laptops in each classroom years 2-6
  • Two ipads for adults and children in EYFS
  • A mobile suite of class laptops 
  • A set of bee-bots for programming in KS1
  • A class crumble set for programming in KS2

Computing Curriculum

Computing at Westfield in KS1 and KS2 is taught using the NCCE’s Teach Computing scheme. Using a spiral curriculum, there are ambitious yet inclusive opportunities for progression within topics and across year groups. 

Online Safety 

Online Safety is everyone’s responsibility. At Westfield we embed online safety across our curriculum and also, teach it explicitly within Computing and RSHE lessons. In term one, we have a special focus on online safety and each half term we have an online safety refresher. We use Project evolve and Internet Legend to ensure our knowledge in online safety is developed over time.