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Subject Intent


All children learn what it means to be a great student of computing. In the study of computing, it is our intention that all children should acquire key knowledge and achieve mastery of key skills.




In the Early Years, teaching topics are formulated based on the children’s interests. These topics are designed to give opportunities for children to explore, observe and find out about technology. In years 1 to 6, the National Curriculum forms the starting point for our planning and provision.

With close observance of the demands of the National Curriculum, there are 5 key skills and areas of knowledge that have been identified, which run through the teaching and learning of computing in all year groups. These skills form the basis of what it means to be a great student of computing at Dunston. These skills can be summarised as: safety, searching, communicating, coding and reasoning.