Rationale for the computing curriculum at Dringhouses
At Dringhouses Primary School we believe that every child should have the opportunity to use and experience a range of new technologies. We aim to encourage children to become computer literate, enabling them to fulfil their potential in an increasingly computer-dominated world. Learning key computer skills develops essential typing, research, coding and data handling concepts which will support our children throughout their future.
Aims of computing at Dringhouses:
As a school we aim to:
- Provide children with an exciting, high-quality, computing education that produces competent, confident computer users, who are digitally literate by the time they leave the school.
- Ensure that our children have a secure knowledge of e-safety and have the skills to tackle any upsetting or inappropriate content they might access online.
- Deliver a computing curriculum that is in accordance with the National Curriculum (September 2014).
- Use computers to enhance the teaching of the National Curriculum in computing and other lessons
- Provide pupils with a range of opportunities to use computer software.
- Ensure computing is used, when appropriate, to improve access to learning for pupils with a diverse range of individual needs, including those with SEN and disabilities.
In weekly computing lessons, as well as during other curriculum sessions, pupils use Chromebooks, Ipads and a range of physical resources (Beebots, microphones and visualisers) to support their learning. To enhance the well-structured and progressive computing curriculum with clear links between year groups, the school makes use of a range of computer programmes including Purple Mash, Scratch, Google software such as Docs, Classroom and Slides as well as many cross-curricular programmes, for example TTRockstars and Active Learn.
Our computing subject leader is Miss Emily Robinson. Please contact her for further information and/or view the documents below.