Staff and Trustees are committed to providing children with experiences and opportunities that enable them to understand that information and communication technology has the potential to enrich all aspects of their lives.
Children will understand that emerging technologies have applications that they will be able to utilise socially, personally, educationally as well as in their future professional lives so that they can contribute to and compete in a global economy.
The academy is fortunate to have a wide range of equipment which includes digital cameras, laptops, control toys, kindles, ipads and midi instruments. We also access external local provision to ensure that children are able to experience a wide range of computing experiences and expert teaching. This year, children will participate in digital Lego creativity and animation sessions, ipad challenges against other local schools, Little Bang STEM days and aspiration days.
As well as teaching the basic skills for navigating and using a wide range of hardware and software, the pupils at Dormanstown Primary Academy have access to creative opportunities to embed and apply their skills across the curriculum. Computing is therefore explicitly taught but also used to draw together and enhance learning in other subject areas as part of our project based approach. We work with the expectations of the national curriculum.