In an age appropriate way, we aim to develop our pupils’ knowledge and understanding of, and application of, the concepts of digital literacy, information technology and computer science. This will include understanding and applying the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science; using technology safely and respectfully and becoming confident and creative users of information and communication technology; recognising common uses of information technology beyond school; using technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content; understanding what algorithms are and that programmes work by following precise instructions and creating and debugging simple programmes and using logical reasoning.
Although the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework does not make reference to computing, we recognise that learning about computing and technology is important for our early years' pupils. This will ensure that they enter Year 1 with a foundational knowledge of computing.
Computing in EYFS is centred around activities that focus on building children's curiosity, creativity and problem solving whilst introducing them to Purple Mash through the Mini Mash programmes and features.