During Key Stage 1 pupils explore computing and learn to use it confidently and with purpose to achieve specific outcomes. They start to use computing to develop their ideas and record their creative work. They become familiar with hardware and software.
Computing at Manor Leas Infant School helps to prepare children for an ever changing technological world. In our school we encourage our children to learn about computing using a variety of electronic equipment and applying these skills in purposeful situations. This can involve the use of computers and software, interactive whiteboards, IPads, programmable robots, digital cameras, DVD players, webcams, a digital microscope, electronic toys, a photocopier and a scanner.
Each classroom is equipped with an Interactive Whiteboard that is regularly used to support teaching and learning and a number of computers that are fully networked and linked to the internet. The children enjoy the use of wireless laptops to enable all the class to access computing at the same time. IPads are freely available and used regularly to support teaching and learning.
All children are able to access Purple Mash, which is a cross-curricular website for primary school children. It enables children to explore and enhance their knowledge in a fun and creative way. At Manor Leas Infant School, each child has their own personal log in details which they are taught to use independently, at school or at home.
As well as learning about the use and function of devices, children at Manor Leas Infant School learn about staying safe online. We learn strategies to keep our information private and how to report something we have seen that upsets us. We run successful parent workshops around E-Safety each academic year to strengthen the learning of the children. Please refer to our materials regarding Staying Safe Online here: https://www.manorleasinfant.co.uk/internet-safety/