At Marlow Church of England Infant school, we aim to prepare our learners for their future by giving them the opportunities to gain knowledge and develop skills that will equip them for an ever-changing digital world.
Our Computing curriculum focuses on a progression of skills in digital literacy, computer science, information technology and online safety to ensure that children become competent in safely using, as well as understanding, technology. These strands are revisited repeatedly through a range of themes during children’s time in school to ensure the learning is embedded and skills are successfully developed. Our intention is that Computing also supports children’s creativity and cross-curricular learning to engage children and enrich their experiences in school.
We provide a technology‐rich learning environment for children and teachers. All classrooms have an interactive whiteboard, a visualiser, a tablet and access to a wired and wireless network to support the use of our Learnpads and PCs. Teachers and children have access to a wide range of software and hardware to enhance the curriculum. We enrich learning with PurpleMash, Lexia, 2Simple, StopMotion as well as igniting curiosity with handheld devices, such as Beebots.
The skills children learn are taught independently in computing lessons and put into practice in other lessons so that they learn the skills and then use them in meaningful contexts.