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 technologies. 

We aim for children to become confident technology users who are, at minimum, computer literate; enabling them to fulfil their potential and thrive in an increasingly computer-reliant world. Our pupils learn key computer skills which includes developing typing fluency, researching online, coding and data handling which will support them 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 encounter online.
  • Deliver a Computing curriculum that is in accordance with the National Curriculum.
  • Use computers to enhance the teaching across all subject areas; including to improve access to learning for pupils with a diverse range of individual needs, including those with SEN.
  • Provide pupils with a range of opportunities to use a variety of different software and hardware

Children use a variety of different resources  support their learning, both in weekly Computing lessons and where appropriate across the curriculum.  Our pupils have the chance to use Chromebooks, Ipads and other hardware that we have at school such as electronic microscopes, beebots and microphones. 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 Spelling Shed.

Our computing subject leader is Mrs Lizi Backhouse

Please contact her for further information and/or take a look at this document: Subject Skills Progression – Computing.

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