Subject Lead: Miss Pollock
The Computing curriculum at Denbigh aims to equip our children with a foundation of skills, knowledge and understanding of computing that they will need for the rest of their lives. Through a variety of learning experiences from both Teachers and experts from the Computing field, they learn how computers and computer systems work, they design and build programs and machines, develop their ideas using technology and create a range of content. Through this the children develop a knowledge of computing language and how this impacts on Society equipping them with the tools to be good digital citizens.
In EYFS we understand that children are surrounded by a range of technology on a daily basis, such as televisions, iPads and mobile phones. We allow opportunities for children to play with items in familiar role play, such as the home corner, to develop understanding of how technology is used throughout the day. We further extend this by using technology such as tills and old computers in topic-based role play to help children understand how technology is used throughout various occupations and experiences. Further to this, and in conjunction with our STEM curriculum, early coding, or precoding, offers children experiences that integrate communication, thinking, and problem solving.
Through circle time, stories and regular class discussions we help children begin to understand the importance of being safe when using technology, allowing children to have the skills to be aware of what to do if they see something on line that makes them feel scared or upset.