A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. At Radcliffe on Trent Nursery and Infant school children are introduced to a wide range of technology, including programmable toys, iPads and interactive whiteboards, allowing them to continually practice and improve the skills they learn. This ensures they become digitally literate so that they are able to express themselves and develop their ideas through information and computer technology– at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world. We teach computing using the Purple Mash scheme of work that enables children to become effective users of technology who can:
* Understand and apply the essential principles and concepts of Computer Science, including logic, algorithms and data representation.
* Analyse problems in computational term, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems.
* Communicate ideas well by utilising appliances and devices throughout all areas of the curriculum.
We take internet safety extremely seriously. We have an Online Safety Policy that provides guidance for teachers and children about how to use the internet safely. Our children participate in lessons on Online Safety and understand how to stay safe when using technology.