Pembridge CE Primary School

Pembridge CE Primary School

"Inspiring learning through faith and values"

Our Computing Learning Journey

Our Vision for Computing

A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. We recognise that in our current age, computing technology develops rapidly and we hope to introduce to our children ways that this technology can do some things more quickly, more efficiently or even more spectacularly than without it. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. We specifically link to aspects of art, music and English and teach research-based lessons in other subjects through the use of computing technology. The very nature of computing and its potential excites children to discover more about the science (or how things work) of computing, and then use it to create simple programs and content. We want our children to become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.

You can find out more about our vision for computing here.

We use ©Focus Education to help children develop a set of skills, knowledge and understanding based on the National Curriculum. Over their time in school, children will have the opportunity of learning to:

  • explore algorithms and programs

  • practise data retrieving and organising it

  • communicate

  • use the internet

  • use databases

  • present work in a variety of multi-media ways.

You can see our two-year rolling plan of work here.

In early years (the reception year) the computing curriculum is organised across broad themes. You can see what it looks like here.

We use itineraries to help us focus on what we need to teach in KS1, Lower Key Stage 2 and Upper Key Stage 2. These also contain key words, curriculum links and opportunities for enrichment activities. We use these to help us see what our children are able to understand, know and do by the end of each two-year focus.

Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2)

Lower Key Stage 2 (Years 3 and 4)

Upper Key Stage 2 (Years 5 and 6)