At King Richard III Infant and Nursery school, we want our children to become confident users of technology. Not just for its own sake, or because skills and confidence in computing will be vital to our children as adults, but also as a way of helping the children's learning to broaden and progress in lots of different areas of the curriculum. This is what's called our 'intent'.
We aim to include technology in lessons across the curriculum - we want to integrate it so that children use it confidently, competently and for a purpose. This is how we plan our 'implementation' of the Computing curriculum.
We aim for all of our children in Key Stage 1 to reach the end of Year 2 able to do the following things (which is referred to as our intended 'impact'):
Pupils should be taught to:
(This is taken from the Government's Programme of Study for the Curriculum)
We use 'TeachComputing' to structure
the children's learning in Key Stage 1.
Learning about Computing in the Early Years at KRIII
In our Early Years classes, we use the Sheffield Technology Toolkit (see below) to ensure progression in our children's learning about computing - a lot of this is 'unplugged' learning, in that the children have opportunities to engage in computational thinking without needing to be glued to a screen!
However, we also draw on the 'Barefoot Computing' resources to work on mini-topics in Computing.
The government has recently (2020) published this framework for education "in a connected world".
Games and activities to try at home