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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 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 that 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!

 

Our Curriculum

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:

  • about algorithms, including instructing and debugging equipment such as Bee-Bots;
  • how to observe and predict the behaviour of programs they have created;
  • how to use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content;
  • to make connections to the world around them, recognising common uses of technology beyond the school;
  • about e-safety and how to respect others online, keep personal information private and know where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.

 

See our Safeguarding Policy and Online Safety Policy for more information.

 

Key Stage 2

 

Children are taught:

  • to design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals;
  • to use logic and reasoning skills to explain how simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs;
  • to develop an understanding of computer networks such the internet, including how they provide multiple services such as the world wide web and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration;
  • to select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices;
  • to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information;
  • about e-safety and how to use technology safely, responsibly and respectfully, including how to recognise acceptable and unacceptable behaviour, know a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact on the internet or other online technologies.

 

See our safeguarding policy and online safety policy for more information.

 

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