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Subject Intent - Computing

In Computing children will become responsible and considerate users of a range of technology. Throughout their time at Westcliff, children will develop a solid understanding of many aspects of Online Safety – an increasingly important issue. They will become proficient in Computing across the three strands of Computer Science, ICT, and Digital Literacy.

By thinking as a ‘computational thinker’ children will become familiar with the concepts such as algorithms, debugging, and programming, and use these to code increasingly complex programs. Communication using technology through writing, images or video is a vital skill that children will develop as they progress through the school. Our children will also fluently use a variety of devices to access and interpret content on the internet, ensuring that they are able to distinguish between content that is trustworthy and age-appropriate versus content that is inappropriate. Children will recognise that they have an expected role on the internet as in any offline community – one of responsibility. They will use a range of software to find, interpret, present and share information.