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In line with the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and the National Curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2, our children learn the following through our Computing curriculum:


In Reception, our children will be taught to:


  • Recognise that a range of technology is used in homes and schools;

  • Complete a simple program on a computer; and,

  • Use ICT hardware to interact with age-appropriate software (e.g. apps for children on the iPad).


In Key Stage 1 (i.e. Years 1 & 2) our children will be taught to:


  • 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; know where to go for help and support when they have concerns about material on the internet; and,

  • Recognise common uses of information technology beyond school.


 In Key Stage 2 (i.e. Years 3, 4, 5 & 6) our children will be taught to:


  • 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;

  • 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;

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

  • Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; know a range of ways to report concerns and inappropriate behaviour; and,

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


Please click below to read our Computing medium-term planning which details what children will learn and when in every year group.