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‘Alan Turing gave us a mathematical model of digital computing that has completely withstood the test of time. He gave us a very, very clear description that was truly prophetic’

George Dyson

Computing is an ever-changing part of our day to day lives, which also comes with increasing risk. At Walesby C of E Primary School, we aim to equip the children to enter this environment by enabling them to find, explore, analyse, present and exchange information in digital form. We want our pupils to be fluent with a range of tools to best express their understanding and hope by Upper Key Stage 2, children have the independence and confidence to choose the best tool to fulfil the task and challenge set by teachers. We want our pupils to be creators not consumers and our broad curriculum encompassing computer science, information technology and digital literacy reflects this. We want our pupils to understand that there is always a choice with using technology and as a school we utilise technology to model positive use. Through both our PSHE and computing curriculum, we promote the importance of online safety and staying safe using technology. 

Computing National Curriculum Outcomes



Understanding Technoloy


Digital Literacy

Online Saftey


As part of children’s ‘Understanding of the World’ they need recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools. They select and use technology for particular purposes. Teaching is linked to current topics, subjects and child initiated learning.


Recognise common uses of information technology beyond school

Understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions


Create and debug simple programs


Use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs

Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content

Use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.


Understand computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the World Wide Web; and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration.



Design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts.


Use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output.


Use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs.

Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information.


Use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content.

Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.

How is computing taught at our school?

At Walesby C of E Primary School, we follow the National Curriculum for computing. Each half term, the whole school focuses on a key area of computing from Foundation Stage 2 to Year 6. This ensures progression throughout school. We cover Computer Science, Digital Literacy and Information Technology. 


Our 6 key half termly focuses are:

 - Animation

 - Sound and Video

 - Bee-Bots (KS1)/Computer Networks (KS2)

 - Creating Content (KS1: E-Books/KS2: Webpages and Blogs)

 - Data Handling 

 - Programming (Scratch)


Here at Walesby C of E Primary School, we promote cross-curricular learning throughout the curriculum. Computing is encouraged to be part of all subjects and other subjects are linked in to computing sessions.

Online Safety 

Online safety is taught throughout our computing curriculum and links to our PSHCE sessions and our collective worship. We hope to enable our children to have the right to enjoy childhood online and be safe on online spaces that are appropriate to their age. As they grow older, this will support them with making a positive contributions online and have an awareness of both their and other people's presence online. Every year we take part in 'Safer Internet Day' to increase awareness of the importance of online safety across our school community. Our planning follows 'The Education for a Connected World 2020 Framework'. We use Project Evolve Resources to support our planning.


Our planning and teaching of online safety covers 8 keys areas:


 - Self Image and Identity

 - Online Relationships 

 - Online Reputation 

 - Online bullying 

 - Managing Online information 

 - Health, Well-being and Lifestyle 

 - Privacy and Security 

 - Copyright and Ownership



We continually invest in our computing resources and keep them updated. These are maintained by staff and technicians. 


Pupils have access to:

 - 8 iPads in each class

 - A set of 25 iPads shared across the school.

 - A class set of laptops shared across the whole school

 - 18 Bee-Bots

 - Class set of Digital Cameras

 - A wide of Apps and Software that support the whole curriculum 


Computing Links 

Useful Websites for Online Safety


For further information and links please look on our 'parents page.'