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Blossomfield

Infant and Nursery School

'Blossom at Blossomfield'

Computing

 

Computing

 

The programmes of study that we follow are:

Foundation Stage: Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) statutory framework. (Understanding the World)
Key Stage 1: National Curriculum 2014

 

Subject leader: Paige Simper

 

 “Everyone should know how to program a computer,

because it teaches you how to think.”

Steve Jobs

At Blossomfield Infant School we ensure that children are surrounded by technology in different forms in a rich and stimulating environment. We provide children with a broad range of opportunities to use ICT across the curriculum and on a range of devices.  We aim to ensure that all children become confident, competent and respectful users of ICT in school and at home.

The computing curriculum is divided into the following four areas:

  • Computer Science
  • Digital Literacy
  • Transferable Skills
  • Online Safety

 

Online Safety

At Blossomfield Infant School children are encouraged and enabled to become respectful users of the internet through well planned lessons and by participating in a range of exciting activities. Online safety is taught not only in online safety sessions and computing lessons, but it is embedded across the curriculum in order to enable children to become safe users of the internet. At Blossomfield, we ensure that children have a voice, and an online safety team is made up of representatives from each class. We work in collaboration with parents and aim to deliver a consistent approach to online safety at school and at home.

 

 

 

OVERVIEW IN COMPUTING FROM NURSERY TO YEAR 2

 

 

 

NURSERY

RECEPTION

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

TERM

 

 

 

 

autumn 1

  • Technology in role play scenarios
  • Real and toy technology available
  • Explore technological resources
  • Using the interactive Whiteboard
  • Using computers to complete simple programmes
  • Using IPads

Online Safety: Children use technology safely and respectfully.

  •  Using the interactive Whiteboard
  • Using computers to complete simple programmes
  • Using IPads
  • Develop vocabulary
  • Using ‘talking tins’ to record
  • Use technology in role play

 

Online Safety: Children use technology safely and respectfully.

  • Using the internet
  • To have an understanding of the internet and the World Wide Web.
  • To understand that images and text may be subject to copyright.

Online Safety: Children know what to do if they are worried about anything they find online and who can help. Use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private.

 

 Starting from scratch Exploring scratch

Online Safety: Respecting the work of others which is stored on a shared drive.

Password privacy.

autumn 2

  •  Use technology in role play
  • Real and toy technology available for children to explore
  • Using the interactive Whiteboard
  • Using computers to complete simple programmes
  • Using IPads

Online Safety:

Children use technology safely and respectfully.

  •  Using the interactive Whiteboard
  • Using computers to complete simple programmes
  • Using IPads
  • Use technology in role play
  • Explore technology that is used in the community (People who help us)

Online Safety: Children use technology safely and respectfully.

  • On the way to the Toy shop
  • To follow a set of instructions to execute a simple program. They understand what an algorithm is.
  • To create and test a simple set of commands for other people to follow, including debugging and re-writing where necessary.
  • To predict and explain what a simple program will do before they run it.

Online Safety: Children use technology safely and respectfully.

  • Technology in School                                                   
  • Talk about parts of a computer and what they do
  • Advertising on apps and website

Online Safety: Children know what to do if they are worried about anything.

spring 1

  •   Use technology in role play
  • Using iPads/digital cameras to take photos
  • Using interactive Whiteboard
  • Using computers to complete simple programmes
  • Using IPads

Online Safety:

Children use technology safely and respectfully.

  •  Using the interactive Whiteboard
  • Using computers to complete simple programmes
  • Using IPads
  • Use technology in role play

Online Safety:

Children use technology safely and respectfully.

  •  Technology in the home
  • To talk about common uses of technology at home and in the local area and know in simple terms how these are programmed and controlled
  • To know that the internet can be used under supervision of adults to support their learning
  • To use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content respecting the work of others.

Online Safety: Children know what to do if they are worried about anything they find online and who can help.

  • Sharing the Internet
  • Digital content
  • Using search engines
  • Online communication
  • Wikis

Online Safety: Understand the importance of knowing who they are learning with online.

Use the internet safely.

Understand that not everything on the internet is true.

Know what to do if they see something that makes them uncomfortable.

SAFER INTERNET WEEK

spring 2

  •  Use technology in role play
  • Developing mouse control
  • Pressing buttons to make technology work
  • Using interactive Whiteboard
  • Using computers to complete simple programmes
  • Using IPads

Online Safety:

Children use technology safely and respectfully.

  •  Using the interactive Whiteboard
  • Using computers to complete simple programmes
  • Using IPads
  • Use technology in role play
  • Access E-Books on class computers

Online Safety:

Children use technology safely and respectfully.

  • Introduction to Scratch
  • To follow a set of instructions to execute a simple program.
  • Understand what an algorithm is
  • To create and test a simple set of commands for other people to follow, including debugging and re-writing where necessary
  • To predict and explain what a simple program will do before they run it.

Online Safety: To use technology safely and respectfully.

  • Amazing Scratch
  • Create and test a simple program, including debugging and re-writing where necessary
  • Using technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve content
  • Predict and explain what a simple program will do

Online Safety: Children know what to do if they are worried about anything they find online and who can help.

summer 1

  •  Use technology in role play
  • Using remote control toys
  • Using interactive Whiteboard
  • Using computers to complete simple programmes
  • Using IPads

Online Safety:

Children use technology safely and respectfully.

  •  Using the interactive Whiteboard
  • Using computers to complete simple programmes
  • Using IPads
  • Use technology in role play
  • Develop word processing skills

Online Safety: Children know what to do if they are worried about anything.

  • Editing and Changing
  • Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content
  • Understand that images and text may be subject to copyright

 

Online Safety: To use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private.

  • Freeze frame
  • Creating simple animations

Online Safety: Children use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private.

 

summer 2

  •  Click and drag with increasing accuracy
  • Using interactive Whiteboard
  • Using computers to complete simple programmes
  • Using IPads

Online Safety:

Children use technology safely and respectfully.

  •  Using the interactive Whiteboard
  • Using computers to complete simple programmes
  • Using IPads
  • Use technology in role play
  • Discuss the use of search engines

Online Safety:

Children know what to do if they are worried about anything.

Use the internet safely.

 

  • Emails and Wikis
  • Recognise common uses of information technology beyond school.
  • Send and receive emails as a class under adult supervision
  • Work collaboratively to contribute to a class wiki

 

 

Online Safety:  identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.

  • Count me in
  • Understand what an email is
  • Send an email
  • Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content
  • Know what computer simulations is and why they are used.

Online Safety: Children understand the difference between email and communication systems.

Understand the importance of treating people politely online.

Password privacy.

 

 

 

               

 

 

School Values

Below are our core values.

Happiness

Respect

Caring

Responsibility

Perseverance

Independence

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