Computing and technology play an ever-growing role in modern society and here at Dean Bank Primary and Nursery school we strive to teach our pupils the skills required to be able to become both able and responsible digital citizens. We recognise the risks that children are exposed to when using devices online and we teach them about these risks and the importance of staying safe online.
Through our computing curriculum, we look to develop our children’s understanding and ability in computer science by allowing them to interact with a variety of coding programmes including Scratch, A.L.E.X., CargoBot and Daisy the Dino. Through the use of more complex programmes, as skill levels progress, the children will be able to build on key skills such as creating algorithms and de-bugging them.
Moreover, we acknowledge the key role that information technology can play across the curriculum to help engage pupils and improve their learning experience. In order to capitalise on this, we ensure that as well as teaching I.T. skills in computing lessons, we give pupils the opportunity to use these skills across the curriculum, which helps them appreciate the wider uses of technology whilst building upon their I.T. skills.