Drake Primary School and Little Pirates Child Care
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: