“Everyone should learn how to code; it teaches you how to think”
At Dundale Nursery and Primary School, we aim to prepare our learners for their future by giving them the opportunities to gain knowledge and develop skills that will equip them for an ever changing digital world. Knowledge and understanding of Computing and Digital Technology is of increasing importance for children’s future both at home and for education and employment. Our intention is that Computing also supports children’s creativity and cross curricular learning to engage children and enrich their experiences in school.
We use Purple Mash as a cohesive scheme of work addressing the statutory aspects of the National Curriculum. Pupils will be taught to:
● Design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts.
● Use sequence, selection and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output; generate appropriate inputs and predicted outputs to test programs.
● Use logical reasoning to explain how a simple algorithm works and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs.
● Understand computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the world-wide web; and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration.
● Describe how internet search engines find and store data; use search engines effectively; be discerning in evaluating digital content; respect individuals and intellectual property; use technology responsibly, securely and safely.
● Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating, and presenting data and information.
During the children’s learning journey at Dundale our intended impact of the Science curriculum is to ensure that children;