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At Inglehurst Infant School, we aim to prepare learners for their future by providing them with high quality computing lessons that will teach them the knowledge and skills they will need to equip them in later life. We understand that our pupils are living in a world surrounded by devices and technology and they need to be taught how to thrive as digital citizens. We want to ensure pupils become confident and competent at using a range of technology positively, responsibly and safely.

 

We ensure at our school that Online Safety is at the forefront of everything we do. We provide e-safety lessons throughout school so that pupils can use technology responsibly and safely in school and at home. Pupils are taught what to do if they are concerned or worried about anything they see on their devices and where they can go to get help or support. We follow the guidance from the ‘thinkuknow’ website www.thinkuknow.co.uk in KS1 and in EYFS we follow guidance from https://www.childnet.com . The children have a whole school assembly on e-safety annually and complete a multitude of online safety lessons in class as well as taking part in online safety day.

 

The curriculum builds upon pupil’s prior knowledge and skills. We recognise that ICT can be taught both discreetly and taught to enhance or provide extra learning opportunities in other areas of the curriculum. Pupils have regular computing lessons practising their computing skills using IPAD’ s, laptops or other technological software. Children learn how use a range of computing programmes, apps and software including; Microsoft office, scratch, 2 create, 2 type, revelation natural art, clicker 7, beebot educational apps, I- movie app and sketch nation. By the end of KS1 pupils will be able to;

 

  • use technology to purposefully to create, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content.

  • use technology safely and respectively and know where to go for help and support.

  • recognise uses of technology beyond school.

  • create and debug simple programmes.

  • understand what algorithms are.

  • predict the behaviour of simple programmes.

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