What Computing looks like at Dothill
At Dothill, computing is not limited to a weekly lesson. Teachers use computer technology in all lessons, for example through the interactive whiteboards or as part of an activity to enable children to become engaged and excited about their learning. Computing extends into other areas of the curriculum such as English (bug club), maths (times table rockstars) and the wider curriculum.
All children have access to laptops and IPads for their computing lessons and other curriculum areas. They are stored in a portable trolley so that they can be brought into the classroom and used flexibly between the classes within school.
We use a variety of programmes to cover the three areas of computing; digital literacy, information technology and computer science. In our books, activities that the children have completed or work that has been produced are either printed or photographed to show the learning that has taken place along with a short write up to show the learning objectives covered.
Why is Computing important?
At Dothill Primary School we recognise that pupils are entitled to quality hardware and software, and a structured and progressive approach to the learning of computer technology. Through teaching computing we aim to give our pupils the life-skills that will enable them to embrace and utilise new technology in a socially responsible and safe way in order to flourish. We want our pupils to be able to operate in the 21st century workplace and know the career opportunities that will be open to them by studying computing. In doing this, we want our children to become autonomous, independent users of computing technologies, gaining confidence and enjoyment from their activities. It is our intention to enable children to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information. Through regular computing lessons, we expect our children to become digitally literate and competent end-users of technology while also developing creativity, resilience, problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
Dothill Progression Document
Here you will find an overview of computing at Dothill Primary School. You will find the learning objectives each year group covers in their computing lessons. You will see how the key elements progress as children move through school.
Dothill Recovery Curriculum
Here you will find Dothill's recovery curriculum document. This outlines how we have adapted the computing curriculum to meet the needs of all pupils due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
E-Safety guidance for parents
Here are some useful documents from internet matters.org to help and support parents with their children and how technology is used at home.
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