'A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world' – National Curriculum.
At Dunsville Primary School, we aim to build all children’s skill set and knowledge surrounding computing. We understand technology plays a huge part in day-to-day life and we respect and value this.
Computing is delivered in all classes, once a week and each year group has a specific focus for the term. Throughout the year, children will focus on many different areas of computing such as coding, programming, word processing, and collecting and storing data. This is taught by child-led exploration through the use of ipads and laptops. At Dunsville, we use the ‘Rising Stars’ scheme to plan and teach computing through engaging and informative lessons.
Here at Dunsville, we recognise both the benefits and challenges that digital learning brings to children and therefore take seriously our duty to educate pupils in how to use technology safely. Throughout the year, all children are taught to be safe and responsible online.
Computing at Dunsville
Here are a few examples of children's learning during Computing, this term.
In Year 6, Sapphire class have been learning all about the internal workings of Ipads and Iphones and how apps are created and managed. They have begun to design and create their own apps.
In Pearl class, the children have been developing their coding skills. They have been working hard to design and create their own animations by using Scratch.