The national curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:
- can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
- can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
- can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
- are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
We have recently adapted the lessons that we teach in Computing. We have gone back to basics. We want the children to leave our school as competent and safe users of ICT equipment. We want the children to see a purpose to their computing lessons. The children are being taught how to log on and off by themselves; open documents, save documents; use software that will help their future learning; to create work that has a purpose; writing algorithms and debugging; how computer networks work. We use a variety of sources for our lessons, including Twinkl, CSUnpluggled, SWGfL for Digital Literacy.
The school teaches all the children about the importance of being safe on the internet. All the children and adults sign an agreement that they will always abide by safe practice guidance.
See our online-Safety policy for more details.
The school has a ICT suite which enables every child to have access to a computer in their computing lessons. The suite is also available to be used for cross curricular purposes too. We have whiteboard technology throughout the school. We also have a trolley of iPads for use across the school. This results in our children leaving Duke Street as confident and responsible users of technology.