Curriculum – Computing
At Cassiobury Infant and Nursery school we follow the National Curriculum programme of study for Computing.
A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
In the EYFS at Cassiobury Infants, we aim to ensure that all pupils:
- Know how to operate simple equipment
- Show an interest in technological toys with knobs or pulleys, or real objects
- Show skill in making toys work by pressing parts or lifting flaps to achieve effects such as sound, movements or new images
- Know that information can be retrieved from computers
- Complete a simple program on a computer
- Interact with age-appropriate computer software
In KS1 at Cassiobury Infants we aim to ensure that all pupils:
- can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
- can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
- can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
- are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology