Manor Park Infant and Nursery School

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Our children are living in a world surrounded by devices, and technology is changing the lives of everyone. Computing within schools can therefore provide a  wealth of learning opportunities and transferrable skills within Computing lessons and across other curriculum subjects. Through the study of Computing, children will be able to develop a wide range of fundamental skills, knowledge and  understanding that will prepare them for KS2 and equip them for the rest of their lives.



At Manor Park Infant School and Nursery, computing is taught throughout the school, following our computing progression of skills. In F1 and F2, computing is planned and taught through adult directed teaching as well as it being part of the enhanced and continuous provision. Parents are also encouraged to send observations of their children using, recognising and talking about technology via Tapestry, an Online Learning Journal. All children are encouraged to select and use technology for particular purposes. All children learn how to use an iPad and how to log on to the school network. They are encouraged to use the iPads effectively and for a clear purpose, for example using the timer or taking photographs and learning how to modify them.


When children enter KS1, they will begin computing within the National Curriculum. Knowledge and skills are taught progressively, allowing the children to embed their learning over time.


We believe that Computer Science teaches the principles of information and computation. It involves creating and debugging simple programs using code. At Manor Park Infant School and Nursery we introduce the language of Computer Science in different contexts and begin with using precise verbal instructions (algorithms), for example, instructing a friend on how to get to a certain point across the room. We then move on to the using the Bee-bots to program in order to get from A to B. Finally, the children create their own programs on Ilearn2 using code. The children will need to ‘fix’ their games and Bee-bot programmes as they go wrong, ‘debugging’ their own code.


Information Technology is taught both discreetly, and used to enhance other areas of the curriculum. Our children use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate, retrieve and send digital content. They learn to use the Internet to search for information, use the keyboard to type text, make modifications to their work including changing the font size and colour, and to save and retrieve their work. The children use iPads to access a variety of age appropriate apps and take their own photos and videos, learning how to manipulate  these images.


At Manor Park Infant and Nursery School we believe that Digital Literacy is the ability to creatively and critically use digital tools and technologies to express, research, communicate, collaborate and share in a safe way. We teach Online Safety as an explicit part of our curriculum through Computing and PSHE. Children are taught  how to keep safe in the digital world and the steps to take if problems or worries arise. We discuss issues such as; keeping personal information private, trusting people and sources online and treating others online respectfully.


All of our children have access to a bank of laptops and iPads to support their learning. We have interactive whiteboards in every classroom and these are used daily to further enable and enhance learning.



After the implementation of the computing curriculum, children at Manor Park Infant School and Nursery will be digitally literate and able to join the rest of the world  on its digital platform. They will be equipped, not only with the skills and knowledge to use technology effectively and for their own benefit, but more importantly – safely. The biggest impact we want for our children is that they understand the consequences of using the Internet and that they are also aware of how to keep themselves safe online.

As children become more confident in their abilities in Computing, they will become more independent and key life skills such as problem-solving, logical thinking and self-evaluation become second nature.


Computing Curriculum and Key Concepts

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