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Key Stage 1 Computing

A high quality computer education (now called computing) helps pupils to be creative thinkers with a better understanding in the world of technology.  Computing links closely with mathematics, science, art, design and technology.  It also provides a good understanding of the natural and digital world.

The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to work through programming.  Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils use the information and technology to create programme, systems and a range of content.  Computing also ensures that pupils are digitally literate – to be able to develop ideas and express themselves at a level suitable for the future workplace as well as an active participant in the digital world.



The national curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Can understand and apply the principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
  • Can analyse problems, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
  • Can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, to solve problems
  • Are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology


Subject Content

Key Stage 1 Pupils should be taught to:

  • Understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following instructions
  • Create and debug simple programs
  • Use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple program
  • 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.


Computing is taught by Miss Brown.  If you would like to find out more please do not hesitate to ask