Computing at Intack Primary
In EYFS, Computing is taught through the “Knowledge and understanding of the world” part of the EYFS framework: - “Technology: children recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools. They select and use technology for particular purposes.” Children will access technology during continuous provision.
In both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, computing is taught by class teachers. Computing skills are taught using the Purple Mash scheme of work. Pupils are taught key vocabulary and have access to Purple Mash both in school and at home. Teachers set ‘to-do’ activities to be completed as part of homework, linked to the teaching taking part in class. Knowledge organisers and key vocabulary are always displayed at the start of every unit and children are reminded of the online safety rules and procedures if they see or hear something upsetting.
Pupils also have access to iPads for other areas of the curriculum, such as researching facts about safari animals within science lessons. iPads are also used for the Accelerated Reading program and IDL.