What do you need to know to teach computing in primary schools? How do you teach it? This book provides practical guidance on how to teach the computing curriculum in primary schools alongside the necessary subject knowledge. It explores teaching and learning with ICT and digital technologies, addressing the role of the professional teacher with regards to important issues such as e-safety.

Planning to use Digital Technologies in the Early Years Foundation Stage
Planning to use digital technologies in the early years foundation stage
Chapter Objectives

When you have completed work on this chapter, you will have:

  • considered the differences between the Early Years Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum;
  • thought about the theories of child development that underpin the organisation of the Early Years environment;
  • noted the importance of talk in relation to the use of digital technologies in the Early Years Foundation Stage;
  • examined the opportunities for using digital technologies to support young children's learning in the Prime and Specific areas of learning set out in the EYFS curriculum.

(DfE, 2014)


Under the Labour government (1997–2010) the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (DCSF, 2008) identified features of good practice ...

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