Our aim is to develop curious and creative users of technology that can operate safely in the online spaces and interact confidently with high-level programming languages. We want to inspire the next generation of morally-grounded, forward-thinking software engineers. Children will explore three core pillars of computing knowledge: information technology, digital literacy and computer science.
At Drake, we provide a relevant, engaging and challenging Computing curriculum that ensures pupils are able to thrive in a modern technological world.
We will provide relevant training for our staff; ensure Computing resources are effectively used; work with external partners to ensure our assessments are accurate; use assessments to carefully plan next steps; provide appropriate resources to support all our pupils and offer enrichment opportunities to inspire a life-long love of computing and technology.
To achieve this, our Computing lessons are observed to be of the correct challenge for all groups of pupils; teachers are confident to make judgements in Computing; progress is achieved and next steps are carefully planned.
We are well resourced to deliver this curriculum. Every classroom has a teacher laptop and interactive whiteboard. Each year group has access to dedicated laptops and iPads, which can be brought into the classroom. We have a range of additional resources such as Beebots, digital cameras and BBC Micro:bits. Each year group explored their very own virtual adventure using Virtual Reality (VR) headsets!
In our Programming units, pupils will be able to:
In our Data and Information units, pupils will be able to:
In our Creating Media units, pupils will be able to:
In our Digital Literacy units, pupils will be able to:
In our Online Safety units (Project Evolve), pupils will be able to: