At Diamond Hall Infant Academy we believe that a high-quality computing education will equip our pupils to use computational thinking and application to be more aware of the world around them and to recognise it’s potential.
Our computing curriculum is designed to equip children with the skills and understanding to live in a technological world and just as importantly to stay safe when using technology. The curriculum has a huge emphasis on Online Safety for all year groups.
Our computing curriculum is taught throughout the wider curriculum as well as in discrete computing lessons. It has links with Literacy, Maths, History, Geography and Science.
The Computing curriculum taught at Diamond Hall Infant Academy aims to ensure that all children:
· Make predictions and understand cause and effect
· Can use simple ICT equipment independently
· Develop logical and computational thinking skills
· Have an awareness of algorithms and their uses in everyday life
· Can present information in different ways
· Can use the internet to research topics and software to complete a task
· Understand how information is stored and retrieved again
The computing curriculum is divided into three areas of learning. These areas aim to give our children the necessary skills to develop and extend their knowledge in other subject areas whilst building on knowledge and skills already taught: