‘A high quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world.’
National Curriculum Computing Key Stage 1
‘Children recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools. They select and use technology for particular purposes.’
Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, Technology, Expected
How does Computing work at BWIS?
We embed our Computing lessons into our projects.
We follow the aims of the National Curriculum and the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which are as follows:
Key stage 1
Pupils should be taught to:
understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions
create and debug simple programs
use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs
use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content
recognise common uses of information technology beyond school
use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.
- Knows how to operate simple equipment, e.g. turns on CD player and uses remote control.
- Shows an interest in technological toys with knobs or pulleys, or real objects such as cameras or mobile phones.
- Shows skill in making toys work by pressing parts or lifting flaps to achieve effects such as sound, movements or new images.
- Knows that information can be retrieved from computers.
- Completes a simple program on a computer.
- Uses ICT hardware to interact with age-appropriate computer software.
- Early Learning Goal Children recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools. They select and use technology for particular purposes.
See the documents below for more information.