A thorough implementation of the computing curriculum will have the following impact for the children in Thomas Jones.
  • The children will have been taught, understand and can apply the subject content as laid out in the computing programme of study.
  • The children are able to articulate their understanding of computing science, digital literacy and information technology. They are able to give examples of ways to stay safe on-line and recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour.
  • There is consistency across the year groups in the quality and frequency of learning using technologies and in the progress made by the children.
  • The children can cite examples of times when technology has allowed them to access a lesson in the wider curriculum.
  • The children can talk enthusiastically about technologies and suggest ways that the digital age differs from that of older generations.
  • The children enjoy using technologies, can do so safely and creatively and are receptive to new or unfamiliar technologies, viewing them as a natural development in the modern world.

Key stage 1

Pupils 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


Year 1


Digital Citizenship

Safety in my online neighbourhood: How do you go to places safely online?


Pause for People: How do you say goodbye to technology when you don’t want to?

Media balance is important: How do we find a happy balance between our online and offline activities?



CS - Computer Science

DL – Digital Literacy

IT – Information Technology

Logging in (USO) & mouse skills


Online story sequencing, dressing up online characters, using software to design a plate for a bear - IT

Giving and following instructions (algorithms) for making toast – CS


Beebots – programming and recording a route - CS

How does my garden grow? Finding out information from an online game – DL


Using mouse skills and fill options to ‘paint’ pictures (cyberwalk- use castle pictures if possible) - IT

Creating and sharing ‘blogging’ an image and text – IT


I’m a problem solver – using instructions to control on-screen characters - CS.

I can sort objects (collecting data, sorting and pictograms – link to maths or weather data) - IT


Robot words – writing simple sentences with word bank support; saving and retrieving work - IT

I can code (using instructions/blocks to build a simple programme and move an on screen object) - CS

Year 2


Digital Citizenship

How technology makes you feel: Why is it important to listen to your feelings when using technology?


Pause & think online: How can we be safe, responsible and respectful online?


Internet traffic light: how do you stay safe when visiting a website or an app?



CS - Computer Science

DL – Digital Literacy

IT – Information Technology

Logging in (USO) & mouse skills


Using a modified image (use an image of Antarctica)  in a poster – IT

Creating a blog and commenting on the work of others – IT (links back Y1 Spring II – share topic image)


Giving instructions and writing algorithms for everyday objects – CS

Creating a database about ourselves and investigating it.- IT (link to science)


Finding information from websites – change from Mary Seacole to Nelson Mandela – DL

Controlling a floor robot and an on screen object – connect to topic map work - CS


Create and fix a simple online programme – CS


Sorting, clarifying and asking questions (minibeasts database) - IT

Presenting information graphically – link to local map work - IT



Key stage 2

Pupils are 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
  • 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





Year 3


Digital Citizenship

We the Digital Citizens: How can we be good digital citizens?


Device-Free Moments: Why is it important that we have device-free moments in our lives?

Putting a STOP to Online Meanness: What should you do if someone is mean to you online?

Digital Trails: What information is OK to have in your digital footprint?

That's Private! What kinds of information should I keep to myself when I use the internet?


Let's Give Credit! How can you give credit for other people's work?


Who Is in Your Online Community? How are we all part of an online community?




CS - Computer Science

DL – Digital Literacy

IT – Information Technology

Revisit login (USO) and mouse manipulation.


Do you like my presentation? – DL and IT

(Presentation on Britain)



Can your robot make shapes? – CS

(Robot travels around map of Britain)


Journey of an email – DL


Finding out about keeping healthy – IT


I can use block coding –CS

Creating a tessellation –IT


Would I lie to you? – DL


See and hear my mix – IT


I can make an animation – IT


(animation about Ancient Egypt)



Year 4


Digital Citizenship

Your Rings of Responsibility: How do digital citizens take responsibility for themselves, their communities, and their world?


Password Power-Up: How can a strong password help protect your privacy?


The Power of Words: What should you do when someone uses mean or hurtful language on the internet?

This Is Me: How does what I post online affect my identity?



Our Digital Citizenship Pledge: What makes a strong online community?



Is Seeing Believing?

Why do people alter digital photos and videos?



CS - Computer Science

DL – Digital Literacy

IT – Information Technology

Revisit login and mouse manipulation.


My exciting world landmarks 3BM 4 lessons IT  (link to Europe)


Weather data 3BM 3 lessons IT

(European weather trends and patterns and comparisons)



What’s a spreadsheet? 3BM 3 lessons IT


Dancing with scratch 3BM 4 lessons CS


Creating an alien landscape (3) 3 Lessons

Could edit pictures of places. Add Romans to modern places…


Searching the web – 2 Lessons

Internet search and presentation 3BM 4/7 Lessons DL (Presentation on plastic pollution)

I can make a game using j2code 4 lessons CS (link to protecting planet earth)

Year 5


Digital Citizenship

Our Online Tracks: How does our online activity affect the digital footprints of ourselves and others?

Be A Super Digital Citizen: How can we be upstanders when we see cyberbullying?


My Media Choices: What makes a healthy media choice?


A Creator's Rights and Responsibilities: What rights and responsibilities do you have as a creator?

Private and Personal Information: What information about you is OK to share online?



Keeping Games Fun and Friendly: How can I be positive and have fun while playing online games, and help others do the same?




CS - Computer Science

DL – Digital Literacy

IT – Information Technology

Revisit login (USO)


Let’s design in 3D – IT


Stop! Check! – DL


Starting with Scratch – CS


Searching, searching – CS



Can you finish my story? – DL and IT

(Cultural story telling from South America)


Design a poster – IT and DL


Simply Delicious – IT


I can make an animation 2 – IT

(Animation of South America or the water cycle)


Robot Rampage – (Stand Alone Robot Topic in Computing)




Year 6


Digital Citizenship

Finding My Media Balance: What does media balance mean for me?

Digital Friendships: How do you keep online friendships safe?

Is It Cyberbullying?

What is cyberbullying and what can you do to stop it?


Beyond Gender Stereotypes: How do gender stereotypes shape our experiences online?

You Won't Believe This! What is clickbait and how can you avoid it?

Reading News Online: What are the important parts of an online news article?



CS - Computer Science

DL – Digital Literacy

IT – Information Technology

Revisit login (USO)


How can we trust the internet? – IT and DL

(Research Victorians)


What is the Internet?

Have fun with Scratch –CS



What’s wrong here? – CS


Do you agree? – DL and IT


Let’s design and combine in 3D – IT

I can make an animation 2 – IT

(An Island Animation)

Party time (Spreadsheets) – IT

(Ancient Greek Recipe)