At Coalway Community Infant School, we provide an inclusive curriculum for Computing so that our children develop computational skills and knowledge to help develop problem solving skills. Our children leave Coalway Infant School with a strong foundation of knowledge and skills in computing, based on the national curriculum. This strong foundation knowledge will be built on through KS2 and beyond, to ensure that children are digitally literate for their future. Gloucestershire is an area which is surrounded with technology companies, therefore if we instill our children with the knowledge, skills and passion for computing, this will help secure their future.


At Coalway Infants, in early years, computing starts by exploring a variety of devices. The children explore what these devices can be used for and how they work. Through these activities, the children develop logical thinking and perseverance as well as an understanding of technology from exploration and collaboration during continuous provision activities. In KS1 the children build upon their exploration; they will experiment with digital art, using a keyboard and mouse, editing digital documents, creating digital music, using algorithms to program floor robots and coding to create programs.


Online safety is a priority, therefore, all children are taught how to stay safe online and have supervised and protected access to the Internet. We have an online safety school council called ‘Coalway Online Safety Heroes’ to give the children an opportunity to express what they enjoy about life online and what they do not enjoy.


We provide an after school computing club to engage and build upon the children’s interest further.