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Computing vision

At Derwentwater we believe computing is a crucial part of children’s learning, as technology is now essential to navigating our present world and innovating for the future. With help from our IT providers, Turn it On; we have developed a scheme of work for computing that includes a sturdy and rigorously sequenced curriculum that breaks learning into small, sequential steps that become progressively more complex and challenging over time. 

Across a rich range of units, children master content related to computer science, such as writing algorithms, using logical reasoning to explain how algorithms work, and debugging algorithms that do not meet the intended purpose. Children also learn content related to information technology, such as how to use search technologies effectively, how to navigate information online, and how to collect, evaluate, and present data and information. Within digital literacy learning, we ensure that children are equipped with the tools to stay safe online. 

We place a strong emphasis on e-safety through termly online safety lessons, regular retrieval of online safety knowledge in lessons, inclusion of e-safety in our annual ‘Internet Safety Day’, assemblies and communication with parents and carers at home. 

Computing Overview 2023 - 2024