At Farnborough Road Infant School we are computer wizards! We want all our children to love computing. We want them to have no limits to what their ambitions are and grow up wanting to be teachers, graphic designers, technical analysts, software engineers, video game designers, web developers, ICT technicians, IT consultants, Network managers, Computer journalists, Programme managers, ICT helpdesk engineers , ICT project managers, ICT field engineers, ICT system analysts, ICT build engineers or Social media marketers.
We want all children to have access to appropriate technology to thrive in the digital age. We want boys and girls to enjoy STEM learning and feel confident when using technology throughout their education. We would like all pupils to be very aware of the positives that the internet brings but also be fully aware of how harmful it can be.
Our computing curriculum promotes curiosity and empowers our children to become independent and resilient learners.
The FRIS computing curriculum not only meets National Curriculum requirements but will provide memorable computing lessons that will develop their computing capital and prepare them for the next stage in their education.
Children will learn to use a range of new software to develop their ICT skills in structured lessons each week. Attend after school clubs to develop key skills, have fun and use ICT in different ways. Enjoy using the internet to enhance lots of curriculum areas in a safe environment where they learn how to conduct themselves in the digital age.
The computing curriculum has been carefully built and the learning opportunities and assessment opportunities or each year group ensure progression and repetition in terms of embedding key learning, knowledge and skills.
The children love using the online platform called Purple Mash which enables them to learn computing skills in a fun way and can also be used to set activities to support the curriculum at home. The children use computers, iPads and programmable robots to learn the key skills needed throughout the early years and KS1 curriculum.
We strive for every child to achieve their full potential in computing, develop a love of technology, be ready for their next stage in learning and inspire aspirations for the future career paths.
At Farnborough Road Infant School, we are Computing Wizards!