Computing Intent Statement
Computing is taught as a separate lesson but will be linked to our creative curriculum where appropriate. Although we have a discreet timetable for the development of computing knowledge and skills our approach is to integrate computing into all lessons; the use of laptops and other hardware such as iPads are as much a part of our learning as pens and pencils. Subject specific software, from one-off programmes to learning platforms, support teaching and learning across all years. The children develop their knowledge and skills, starting in EYFS with mouse control and keyboard skills. They use the internet to carry out research, Beebots and remote control cars are programmed by the children and they use iPads to apply skills taught in maths and phonics. The children then progress to more complex skills such as data analysis and coding. Pupils are taught to use technology safely and identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns.