Welcome to Churchfields Infants' School Computing page
My name is Miss Williams and I am the Computing Champion at Churchfields Infants’ School.
At Churchfields Infants’ School, computing is taught throughout the school, following our EYFS-Year 2 Computing Pathway and matched closely to the Rising Stars scheme of learning. Our work is further enhanced by our infant approach to learning and teaching. In Nursery and Reception, computing is planned and taught through adult directed teaching as well as it being part of the enhanced and continuous provision. When children enter KS1, they will begin computing within the National Curriculum. This comprises of 3 main parts: digital literacy, information technology and computer science. 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. 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. 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 RSHE. Children are taught how to keep safe in this ever changing digital world and the steps to take if problems or worries arise. Through our emphasis on storytime and high-quality texts, we ensure that online safety books also feature within our curriculum.
After the implementation of our robust computing curriculum, children at Churchfields Infants’ School will be digitally literate and able to join the rest of the world on its digital platform. They will know more and remember more, and they will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to use technology creatively and effectively; but most importantly, they will understand how to do so safely. 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.