Computing at Yeading Infant and Nursery School 2018-2019
Here at Yeading Infant and Nursery School, ICT is very important and a skill which is essential in most aspects of our everyday lives. We provide children with the opportunity to explore, express, engage, evaluate and exhibit using different types of technology, hardware and software. Technology is always evolving and we want the children here at Yeading to be equipped with the knowledge and understanding needed to keep up with the pace. In order to do this, Children are taught the Computing National Curriculum and we ensure children are able to have the access to ICT from Nursery to Year 2.
The National Curriculum for Key stage 1 is as the following:
Pupils should be taught to:
- understand what algorithms are, how they are implemented as programs on digital devices, and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions
- create and debug simple programs
- use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs
- use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content
- recognise common uses of information technology beyond school
- use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies
It is important for children to have secure foundations in computing so we start by supporting them in learning how to use a mouse, keyboard and simple programs. Once children are comfortable with this, we teach them the use of algorithms, how to organise, store, retrieve and manipulate data and how to use the internet safely and respectfully. Your children will also be taught how to create and debug simple programs and how to control or simulate physical systems.
Computing is not just a subject involving computers, it is much more than that and we want children to understand just how important and fascinating technology is. This is why we teach them how to use different types of hardware such as iPads, cameras, microphones, interactive whiteboards and visualizers. We also ensure there is cross-curricular learning, which allows the children to use ICT r to support their understanding in other subjects. For example, children may use a computer program such as Purple Mash to label parts of the body, which links to science.
We are proud on the fact that children enjoy learning ICT at Yeading and we can assure you they will be given every opportunity to explore safely.