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Computing Curriculum Statement

At William Austin Infant School we encourage, support and promote the children’s developing skills in Computing in line with the Curriculum guidelines. Computing is taught as a discrete subject but also as a means of supporting other areas of the National Curriculum.


Early Years Foundation Stage

Pupils in Reception are taught basic fundamental Computing skills across the seven areas of learning and development. Some of the activities children are taught are to recognise the letters on the keyboard, use computers to create art work as well as giving directions to floor robots. These basic skills underpin the learning that they will then go on to achieve in Key Stage 1. 


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. 

The children use a variety of technology in school including Chromebooks, iPads, Beebots and cameras. The Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 Computing Curriculum focuses on how digital technology works alongside the practical experience of programming. The children begin to explore and create their own algorithms and learn how to debug these. Children are also expected to use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content. Online Safety is also taught separately via Project Evolve as well as being embedded in the Computing and PSHCE curriculum. Here your children learn how to keep safe when using the internet across a variety of platforms such as laptops, iPads, smart phones and gaming consoles.

At William Austin Infants we encourage the children to use a wide variety of online educational sites to support their learning in and outside school. 

Click on the link below to take you to a variety of different websites which will provide additional resources to support your child in their learning