Computing at Dronfield Junior School

As computing is such a comprehensive subject, we teach it discreetly in weekly sessions to ensure children have regular interaction with technology. We follow a clearly sequenced and progressive program of study, based on the National Curriculum. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation; how digital systems work; and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of digital content. 

This scheme ensures we are covering the Computing National Curriculum through broad and balanced lessons which will equip students with all they need to progress through the years.  Teachers will ensure planning is based on a thorough understanding of children's needs, building upon prior learning and accounting for children with SEND.

Children learn how computers and computer systems work, as well as design and build programs, develop their ideas using technology and create a range of content.

Classes have access to laptops, Window’s Surface Pros, Chrome Books and i-pads.. As well as stand-alone computing lessons, children have can use computing equipment during the day, to including read books online, completing cross curricular tasks and presenting their work in a digital form. A different unit of work is planned for each half term and coverage of all three strands of the computing curriculum is ensured. Some aspects of digital literacy, with a focus on e-safety, are covered in PSHE lessons as well as whole school assemblies.