Computing Curriculum

All pupils at Blakesley Hall Primary School have the right to deep and rich learning experiences that balance all the aspects of computing. With technology playing such a vital role in society today, we believe ‘Computational thinking’ is an essential skill children must be taught if they are to be able to participate successfully and safely in this digital world.

A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with Mathematics, Science, and Design and Technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems.

At Blakesley Hall Primary School, the core of computing is Computer Science in which pupils are introduced to a wide range of technology, including Chromebooks, laptops, iPads and interactive whiteboards, allowing them to continually practise and improve the skills they learn. This ensures they become digitally literate so that they are able to express themselves and develop their ideas through information and computer technology– at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.

We teach a curriculum that enables children to become effective users of technology who can:

  • Understand and apply the essential principles and concepts of Computer Science, including 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 analytically to solve problems;
  • Communicate ideas well by utilising appliances and devices throughout all areas of the curriculum.