At Dane Royd, we aim to provide a high-quality computing curriculum and education which equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity necessary for use in daily and later life. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming of apps, games and e-books.
Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content suitable for a given purpose. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate, so they are able to use and develop their ideas through information and communication technology. All of this, at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
The school is committed to a continuous cycle of renewing and refreshing computing facilities. EYFS have dedicated IT equipment to support the EYFS curriculum. Years 1&2 have dedicated iPads and laptops to use, and likewise in Key Stage 2, they have both iPads and laptops. In addition the school purchases software licences for the most up to date programs and apps.
The school has adopted the Mr Andrews Online: A Creative Computing Curriculum scheme of work, with projects being taught half-termly, linking to class topics.
The grid below shows the content each cohort will study throughout this academic year.