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Dogsthorpe Academy

Computing

Intent & Vision 

Learn

 At Dogsthorpe Academy, we aim for pupils to learn with the opportunity and confidence to access the ever-changing digital world.  

Engage

We engage pupils with practical skills such as the use of shortcuts and important life skills such as the effective use of emails.    

Achieve

No longer pushed into computing labs, technology can be used in every subject from the breaking down of mathematical concepts, to the research of brand-new topics. Allowing pupils to achieve in all subjects.  

Prepare 

We aim to provide pupils with the opportunity and confidence to access the ever-changing digital world. Our children will have access to the Internet for their entire lives, and we prepare them to navigate the digital landscape safely and efficiently. 

 

Implementation

At Dogsthorpe Academy, we use the "Teach Computing" scheme of work, allowing us to build up a range of skills, using the previous year's knowledge. Children will go from creating and debugging simple algorithms, to building and programming small robotic devices using Crumble Kits. 

Children will also learn how to create a range of media, from posters in Publisher, to 3D models in TinkerCAD. 

We also thread the use of technology in other subjects. Excel, PowerPoint, Teams and Edge are just a few examples of software used to extend and enhance the learning across the curriculum.