Lons Infant School

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Welcome to Lons Infant School!




At Lons Infant School, we believe that encouraging children to develop a greater understanding of technology and the technological world around them helps to prepare them for life in 21st century Britain. Our intention is that our children become confident masters of technology. We strive to teach our children how to use technology purposefully, positively, responsibly and, above all, safely.


Our Computing curriculum encompasses three strands: computer science, information technology and digital literacy. We aim to ensure that all of our children’s understand how to keep themselves safe when using technology, particularly when using the internet. We have a whole school approach to online safety with an E-safety policy in place. Our Computing and PSHE lessons also allow children to understand how they can keep themselves safe online, understand how online relationships are different to offline relationships and understand that their digital footprint can have a lasting impact on their future.  


We intend to instil the skills required for the world of social media, the internet and behaving responsibly online so that when children are using devices at an age appropriate level they understand how to act. Computing in the early years is often play-based and focus on building children’s listening skills, curiosity and creativity and problem solving.


We aim to develop children’s reasoning and problem-solving skills. Not only does this develop computational understanding, but it is also utilised in many other subject areas and everyday life. Staff and children are encouraged to utilise technology throughout the curriculum so that learning is accessible, creative and engaging.



In EYFS, technology and devices are used as part of continuous provision to allow for exploration and understanding of basic skills. Allowing children, the opportunity to explore technology in an open and often child-led way, means that children will develop a familiarity with equipment and vocabulary that will support them as they move onto the requirements of the National Curriculum.


We use the Purple Mash Computing Scheme of work, which is in line with the National Curriculum as the basis for our curriculum in Years 1 and 2. Our children learn a variety of skills including spreadsheets, coding, digital photography, knowledge of the uses of technology inside and outside of school, creating pictures and music.


The skills and knowledge that we desire children to learn in each year group is set out in our Computer Sticky Learning document and covers the skills, knowledge and vocabulary that we believe is important for the progress of the child through school. This is reviewed and updated annually, and a Computing Action plan is also created and monitored to ensure computing and technology is accessible and caters to the individual needs of children.


At Lons Infant School, online safety is a priority. In addition to online safety content within our curriculum, we have termly assemblies and sessions on using the internet safely, using resources from Childnet, UK Safer Internet Centre and NSPCC. Opportunities to discuss online safety are also present within our PSHE curriculum and across our whole school curriculum.



The impact of the computing curriculum offered at Lons Infant School is assessed against the age-related expectations in computing for each year group. In doing so, we are ensuring that the necessary support is provided for all children to have a good understanding of the primary computing curriculum whilst allowing us to effectively differentiate tasks for pupils.


We measure the impact of our curriculum using the following methods: 

  • A reflection on standards achieved against the planned outcomes 
  • Reference to, and revision of, our Computer Sticky Learning document to ensure a clear progression of skills, knowledge and vocabulary
  • Teachers’ judgements made against the Purple Mash Scheme of Work indicators
  • Pupils’ discussions about their learning (pupil voice)
  • Online folder scrutinies
  • Monitoring planning of lessons by the subject lead and providing feedback
  • Creation and monitoring of a Computing Action Plan by the subject lead.