St Mary's

Catholic Primary School



The explicit teaching of computing in our School is fundamental in educating children for the modern world.


The National Curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
  • Analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
  • Evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
  • Are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.


The computing curriculum is broken down into the following outcomes for KS1 and KS2:


In KS1 children are taught to:

In KS2 children are 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
  • recognise common uses of information technology beyond school 
  • 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
  • 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 
  • 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 technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.



As a school, we believe that a thorough and detailed understanding of E-safety is paramount to modern children's day-to-day lives, and will become more important as they continue their journey to adulthood. An NSPCC survey (2017) found that 23% of 11 year olds have seen something online that worries them, and as such, we are doing everything we can in school to ensure that we are providing the children with the necessary skills, experience and knowledge to cope with a fast-paced, high-tech world.


Every class learns about e-safety regularly. The children learn to use technology appropriately and safely so they become responsible digital citizens.


Internet Safety: Sites for Children

Internet Safety: Sites for Parents


CBBC Staying safe online


KS1 Think U Know


KS2 Think U Know



KS2 Chatdanger

 Net Smart Games


Think U Know for Parents

eSafety Tool Kit

 SWGFL eSafety movies


Cyberbullying video clip


The Byron Review



 If you feel your child is at risk of online abuse, please use the following website as soon as possible. Children can use it in the same way. CEOP 


The school's Lead Programmer or Computer Subject Leader  is Alex Stranks