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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 sequence of learning and whole school progression documents which detail what the skills and knowledge that children will learn from Reception to Year 6.

Computing Documents

Computing sequence of learning Reception to Year 6

Computing Milestones