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Phoenix Infant Academy

Computing

As a school, we have adapted the Purple Mash Computing Scheme of Work from Reception to Year 2. The content of which supports our teachers in delivering fun and engaging lessons which help to raise standards and allow all pupils to achieve to their full potential. We are confident that the scheme of work more than adequately meets the national vision for Computing.  

Early Years

We aim to provide our pupils with a broad, play-based experience of Computing in a range of contexts. We believe the following:

  • Early Years learning environments should feature ICT scenarios based on experience in the real world, such as in role-play.
  • Pupils gain confidence, control and language skills through opportunities to ‘paint’ on the interactive board/devices or control remotely operated toys.
  • Outdoor exploration is an important aspect, supported by tech toys such as metal detectors, controllable traffic lights and walkie-talkie sets.
  • Recording devices can support children to develop their communication skills. This is especially useful for children who have English as an additional language.

Key Stage 1

outcomes

  • Understand what algorithms are, how they are implemented as programmes on digital devices, and that programmes execute by following a sequence of instructions.
  • Write and test simple programmes.
  • Organise, store, manipulate and retrieve data in a range of digital formats.
  • Communicate safely and respectfully online, keeping personal information private, and recognise common uses of information technology beyond school.