Here at Stainton school, computing is taught weekly and permeates across all curriculum areas. All classrooms have either an interactive whiteboard or a mobile plasma board. All Key Stage 2 classes have a full class set of netbooks. EYFS and Key Stage 1 children have access to iPads, plasma boards, interactive whiteboards, laptops and netbooks.
We believe that children should have the opportunity to learn and develop skills to help them to have a deeper understanding of the modern digital world we live in.
We teach, promote and encourage safe use of technology whether at school or at home. We teach both children and parents about the power and potential of technology but also about the risks.
See our E-safety tab under Parent Information for useful tips and websites!
Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
In EYFS children learn how to use many forms of ICT equipment including Bee-Bots, cameras, iPads, CD players, talking tins and the interactive plasma board. They learn how to use all the equipment through a cross curricular approach with age appropriate software to allow them to achieve their learning goals.
In EYFS, children learn that different ICT skills can be used for different purposes and they develop key operational skills, which will be further developed when they move into Key Stages 1 and 2. Skills are taught through whole class and small group work and children can access the iPads independently with adult supervision.
E-safety is taught throughout the year and is always at the forefront when delivering the computing curriculum.
Key Stage 1
In Years 1 and 2, children build upon the computing skills learned in EYFS. They use laptops, netbooks, cameras, iPads, Bee-Bots, plasma boards, interactive whiteboards and data logging software.
Through computing lessons, children learn:
See our Safeguarding Policy and Online Safety Policy for more information.
Key Stage 2
Children are taught:
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