At Healdswood Infant and Nursery School, we aim to ensure that all our pupils are digitally literate. Our ambition for our computing curriculum at Healdswood Infant and Nursery School is for our pupils to use, understand and express themselves through technology safely and responsibly. Our Intent for our computing curriculum is to prepare our pupils for an increasingly digital and inter-disciplinary world. We strive for every child to achieve their potential in computing, be ready for their next stage in learning and inspire aspirations for our pupils’ futures.
Our Computing curriculum has been developed to ensure coverage and progression based on the content in the National Curriculum.
In Key Stage one our pupils receive explicit computing lessons taught once a week. Our computing curriculum are based on three strands: Digital literacy and online safety: communication and Coding. The children will have experiences of all three strands in each year group progressively building on knowledge through our online platform Purple Mash. In the Foundation Stage, our young digital citizens develop a greater Understanding of the World by recognising a range of technology that is used in their homes and school. Internet safety is taught regularly at Healdswood Infant and Nursery School and forms the basis of all Computing learning. Our pupils have the opportunity to use a range of devices and programs for many purposes across the wider curriculum, as well as in discrete computing lessons.
Our ambition is for all our pupils to access the Computing curriculum. All teachers support and facilitate access to the Computing curriculum by scaffolding or providing teacher support enabling the children to achieve their potential.