Our Curriculum Intent for Computing
At Fleet Infant School, we want to develop independent learners who are well equipped for their future; to gain the appropriate knowledge, skills and competencies, developing their confidence and capability to use digital technology throughout their lives.
Work within each year group ensures continuity and progression and supports learning in other areas of the curriculum. Children will explore programmable toys such as Beebots and learn how to use computer based programs such as Purple Mash, Word and Education City to create, organise, store, retrieve and edit digital content.
Children will learn what algorithms are, which does not always involve computers. An algorithm is a set of instructions and teachers may illustrate the idea using recipes or by getting ready for PE. Children will also be creating and debugging simple programs of their own, developing logical reasoning skills.
At Fleet Infant School, e-safety is given high priority as part of our safeguarding curriculum. This is also an integral part of the Computing curriculum and is reiterated through termly assemblies and biannual internet safety awareness training for the whole school community.