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Our Computing curriculum intends to develop versatile, independent, safe and respectful users of technology.  In line with the 2014 National Curriculum for Computing, our aim is to provide a high-quality computing education which equips children to apply computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. The curriculum will teach children key knowledge about how computers and computer systems work, and how they are designed and programmed. It is our intent to prepare our children for their futures by giving them the opportunities to gain knowledge and develop skills that will equip them for our ever-changing digital world.  

Computing Drivers

  1. For our pupils to have a knowledge and understanding of how to be safe, discerning digit citizens 

  2. For our pupils to have strong core skills in digital literacy which support their developing automaticity 

  3. For our pupils to apply computational thinking skills when creating computer programs 

Computing Focuses

  1. To strengthen teaching skills and knowledge in all staff 

  2. To develop automaticity in digital literacy skills 

  3. To develop children’s use of digital portfolios  


Culmstock has a rolling programme that meets the Computing aims and objectives of the National Curriculum. The core of our computing teaching allows children to follow a progression of age-appropriate knowledge and skills as they move throughout the school.  Our children will gain key knowledge and skills in the three main areas of the computing curriculum: computer science (programming and understanding how digital systems work), information technology (using computer systems to store, retrieve and send data and information) and digital literacy (evaluating digital content and using technology safely and respectfully). The objectives within each strand support the development of learning across the key stages, ensuring a solid grounding for future learning and beyond. 


Culmstock pupils become proficient in computing and can use and apply their skills and knowledge in this area to enhance their learning across the curriculum with growing automaticity. Children leave with competent computing skills and as safe, discerning users of ICT with an understanding of how technology works. They are able to express themselves creatively using digital media and are equipped to apply their skills in computing to different challenges as they continue their learning journey and beyond. 


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