Computing begins in EYFS at Bridekirk Dovenby with children in the EYFS following a curriculum designed to provide them with activities that develop vocabulary knowledge and computational thinking. All children in school have regular access to iPads, laptops and, in addition, they have a weekly computing lesson. Lessons are delivered using a variety of resources that have been recommended following a series of online meetings with Sarah Zaman, the CAS outreach manager for our area. Pupils will learn to:
+ Design, Write and debug programs for specific purposes with parameters which can include controlling simulated systems and problem solving.
+ Simple Algorithms; how they work and how to correct errors within them.
+ Programming using sequence, selection and repetition with variables, and inputs and outputs, including predicting outputs.
+ Effective use of search engines and how they work. Analysing content to evaluate its relevance responsibly, securely and safely.
+ Networks and the services they can provide, especially for communication.
+ Using a range of digital devices to solve problems and accomplish goals. To collect, analyse, evaluate and present data in a meaningful way.
We also provide various extra curricular activities based around computing elements of STEM.