Computing (or technology as it was known by previously) is no longer a separate learning area or ELG.
Instead, ‘Computing’ is incorporated into all areas of learning in the EYFS. For example, within the Nursery, pupils will be learning to remember rules, (PSED), to match their physical skills to tasks and activities, (physical development) and to explore how things work, (UW).
During the Reception year, pupils will develop resilience and perseverance in the face of a challenge.
They will know and talk about the different factors that support their overall health and wellbeing, e.g. sensible amounts of ‘screen time’, (PSED).
Pupils will develop their small motor skills so that they can use a range of tools competently, safely and confidently, (PD). They will explore, use and refine a variety of artistic effects to express their ideas and feelings, (EAD).
Aspects of the ELGs which relate to Computing include: Being confident to try new activities and show independence, resilience and perseverance in the face of challenge. Being able to explain the reasons for rules, to know right from wrong and try to behave accordingly.
These steps build the foundations for the knowledge and skills required for the Computing curriculum in KS1.
Computing Curriculum Road Map Year 1 – Year 6
There is a lot of Support available to keep your Child Safe Online.
Below are some Useful Links to help Parents and Carers:
- Thinkuknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)
- internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- parent INFO (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- Net Aware (support for parents and careers from the NSPCC)
- Safer Schools App https://www.zurich.co.uk/en/campaigns/safer-schools
- NSPCC Learning E-safety for schools https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/research-resources/schools/e-safety-for-schools/
- Resources from the UK Safer Internet Centre https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/teachers-and-school-staff/teaching-resources