Curriculum – Computing


The rights and dignity of our children are at the heart of everything we do, every decision we and they make and every driver for making progress and helping our children to develop as responsible, valued global citizens who want to make a positive contribution to their and our world.

In our school it is our intent that we help children to develop resilience, perseverance, autonomy and focus. Our children learn that they are valued and valuable, they are independent people in their own right and they have the power to do wonderful, amazing things at every stage of every day.

Every one of our children is a unique individual with their own strengths, aptitudes, interests and dreams. As a school community we will endeavour to support each child to make the most of every opportunity we offer.

We provide enriching experiences to engage learners and in designing and developing our curriculum we have taken into consideration.

How children learn and remember; progress means knowing more and remembering more
what our children need to succeed in life; the cultural capital they need to make aspirational choices and succeed beyond their time at Wingate Primary School.

The key drivers for our curriculum are:

  • Ambition and aspiration
  • Resilience and courage
  • Autonomy and independence
  • Perseverance and solution finding

Computing is taught, along with the other foundation subjects, through a theme, which allows the children to learn about a specific area in some depth. We teach Computing in a planned, coherent way which is scaffolded throughout each year group’s curriculum, ensuring that children continue to build upon their computing skills and revisit different technologies to allow them plenty exposure of the digital age in which they are growing up in. We aim for our pupils to develop computational thinking and an up to date understanding of the different technologies in the world today.


Our content is subject specific. We make intra-curricular links to strengthen schema. Reading, writing, speaking and listening skills are further promoted in computing.

Skills and Techniques

Programming and debugging
Keyboard and mouse skills
Creating databases
Keyword searching
Staying safe online.
Using a range of software to showcase work.
Navigate and save work in a file
These techniques are repeated over the years so that the children can build upon and refine their skills in each area. Throughout all projects digital literacy and keyboard and mouse skills are revisited heavily.

The Early Year Foundation Stage children have daily access to an various aspects of digital devices to begin their use of computational thinking. They will also begin to show children how to use a keyboard and mouse.

Throughout KS1 and KS2 children will have the opportunity to make links with other subject areas, such as using algorithms within design and technology projects and science. In some studies, children will be asked to research using technology or even showcase their work in the form of digital literacy.


At Wingate Primary School we strive to promote a language rich computing curriculum. We strongly believe that embedding essential vocabulary throughout Computing sessions is crucial to the successful acquisition and development of knowledge, practical skills and understanding in Computing. The language and the fundamental skills used in computing are threaded throughout the curriculum developing children’s knowledge of and confidence in this subject.

Here is the Computing vocabulary to be taught from Reception to Year Six. As the use of technology becomes increasingly prominent in society it is our aim to narrow the vocabulary gap for our children. We hope to achieve this through exposing them to the key language associated with Computing in order to enable them to use and understand this vocabulary with ease.


By the end of their primary education at Wingate Primary School, our children will be ready for the curriculum at Key Stage 3 and for life as a citizen in a digital world. The impact of our Computing curriculum is that children at Wingate Primary School will become equipped with a vast knowledge of computational thinking and the ability to use a range of technologies. Children will develop their digital ability upon the knowledge and skills they have acquired. They will develop a confidence as to how to code, debug, use ICT and be safe online.

Pupil Voice

“I love Bee-Bots. I get to control where they go!”  Chloe

“I enjoyed programming a Bee Bot with an algorithm because you could move the Bee Bot around the map.” Rosie

“I love computing because I enjoy learning how to use technology in different ways.  I especially enjoyed creating spreadsheets to showcase the information we had found out about rainfall.”  Wilson

“I think computing is really cool because I am a top coder when using micro:bits.”  Finley

“I have enjoyed using the laptops instead of iPads.”  Lola

Celebrating Computing


Computing Curriculum Overview