Across the Federation, we strive to prepare our children for a future in an environment which is shaped by technology.
The National Curriculum for Computing aims to ensure that all pupils:
The provision we offer and the opportunities given equip the pupils with computational thinking and creativity in order to understand the principles of information and computation and how digital systems work alongside programming.
The above National Curriculum statements are met through the implementation of the Entrust Education technologies Computing Scheme of Work. Please click on the link for further information about this scheme. Entrust Computing Scheme of Work
In the Early Years framework, Technology is one of the aspects of the specific area 'Understanding the World'. This involves guiding children to make sense of the physical world through opportunities to explore, observe and use technology and in our settings children will have the opportunities to experience a range of technologies such as cameras, remote controlled devices, recording devices, IPADS and chromebooks.
As well as discussing the benefits of computer technology, we are also aware of the risks and in order to prepare our children to stay safe, the teaching of online safety is included in our computing curriculum.
We deliver this Digital literacy though specific lessons aligned to the Education for a connected world through the Project Evolve Toolkit. This provision ensures they become digitally literate so that they can express themselves and develop their ideas through information and computer technology– at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world. The strands that we cover are shown below.