Cotmanhay Infant and Nursery School

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                         Computing at Cotmanhay

At Cotmanhay Infant and Nursery School online safety is at the heart of the Computing curriculum.

We aim to provide a high-quality computing education which equips pupils to use ‘computational thinking’ and creativity to understand the importance and place for computing in the world in which we all live. We also hope to ensure that pupils become digitally literate; that they are able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through Information, Communication, Technology.

Computing is as a practical subject, in which invention and resourcefulness are encouraged.


In the Early Years, children have discrete lessons to support the Understanding the World Technology strand and to build confidence and computing ability; as well as using technology alongside the other areas from the Developmental Matters. 


In Key Stage One, each class has regular computing lessons to practice their computing skills and are given lots of cross curriculum learning opportunities to develop their skills further.

Each class has a range of computing equipment to aid learning and complement teaching styles, such as Interactive Whiteboards, PCs, Ipads, Bee bots, talking tins and remote technology.



If you wish to find out more about your child's learning progresses throughout school in this subject, please click on the link to the skills grid. 


Enrichment opportunities


Many opportunities are offered in school to enrich learning in computing some of these include:

Computing opportunities

Using the ipad to take photos of ourselves
Logging on to Purple Mash in year one
Creating PowerPoints in year 2
Toys that are switched on in Nursery Bears
Using Ipads to take photos
Capturing light at Cotmanhay woods
What makes a good photograph?
What mysterious creature lives here?
Pumpkin picking at Bluebells farm and photo taking
Using technology in science

Dinosaurific Find

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Online safety workshops with Traci Good.

What do we enjoy doing online?
Learning through stories with familiar characters
Who do we go to if we are worried?
Think of your trusted adult.
Time to design bunting for out class.
Making bunting-what do we do online?