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Our Computing Intent


At Manor Leas Infant School we aim to have a Computing curriculum which is exciting, engaging and high-quality, which sparks a child’s natural curiosity about learning. By the time they leave us children will have gained key knowledge and skills in the three main areas of the computing curriculum: computer science (programming and understanding how digital systems work), information technology (using computer systems to store, retrieve and send information) and digital literacy (evaluating digital content and using technology safely and respectfully). We aim to give children the opportunity to acquire and practise new skills which will equip them for learning in later life and allow them to thrive in our technological world. Our computing curriculum is developed from the National Curriculum and is delivered through our own scheme of work, using Purple Mash as one of the key components. Knowledge and skills are mapped within and across each year group to ensure systematic progression and are revisited throughout the year to ensure consolidation of skills and enjoyment of learning. This will enable children to apply previous knowledge to new objectives, so they can know more, remember more and do more, improving their confidence and independence. In EYFS children are taught discrete skills and apply them in adult-led group activities, or in their independent child-initiated play. In KS1, children are taught discrete lessons and are given the opportunity to apply their skills across a range of different tasks and subjects. Children will know how to keep themselves safe online and will understand and have the confidence to tell someone when they don’t feel safe, sharing their knowledge with their families. We aim to allow use of technology to support learning across the curriculum. Children enjoy working as a team to problem-solve in Computing sessions. We want our children to be happy using technology, digitally literate and competent users of technology, but also to develop communication, creativity, independence, resilience, problem-solving and critical thinking skills.  We are also developing a digital platform (Google Classroom) which delivers effective online education and can be confidently and safely accessed by children and parents.


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