In line with the 2014 National Curriculum for Computing, our intent is to provide a high-quality computing education which equips children to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. The curriculum will teach children key knowledge about how computers and computer systems work, and how they are designed and programmed. Learners will have the opportunity to gain an understanding of computational systems of all kinds, whether or not they include computers. This can also incorporate opportunities for outdoor based learning, particularly when collecting data, digital images and videos or exploring the wider uses of technology within the world around them. The curriculum is inclusive and will nurture children through their computing skills. Skills Builder and Careers opportunities are integrated within the computing curriculum. We ensure that children have the opportunity to practice all eight of the vital skills and link these to future career opportunities for children in computing fields.
By the time they leave Danesholme Infant Academy, children will have gained key knowledge and skills in the three main areas of the computing curriculum: computer science (programming and understanding how digital systems work), information technology (using computer systems to store, retrieve and send information) and digital literacy (evaluating digital content and using technology safely and respectfully). The objectives within each strand support the development of learning across the key stages, ensuring a solid grounding for future learning and beyond.