Computing at Oakwood
At Oakwood we ensure full coverage of the National Curriculum in a carefully structured whole school planning sequence. This includes three main areas: e-safety and digital literacy, computer science and using information technology.
Our e-safety and digital literacy skills are interlinked with our school’s Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) and referred to in every other computing unit. Children are reminded at the beginning of each year of the strategies they can use to stay safe, be kind, respectful and empathetic, and get help. Each year has a focus on current digital issues (online misinformation, self-esteem, trolling etc.) to prepare children for the real world.
Our focus in using information technology is on exploring professional and creative skills which children will later use on a daily basis (such as spreadsheets and word-processing) or may choose to take further as a hobby or career (film-making, sound production, graphic design).