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Barley Hill Primary School

Barley Hill Primary School
  1. About Us
  2. Curriculum Intent
  3. Computing


Barley Hill Primary School Computing Intent

Through our Computing Curriculum at Barley Hill Primary School, we aim to stimulate children’s curiosity but ensure they are equipped to be safe explorers and users of the online world.

The progression of skills throughout the school allows the children to build on prior knowledge and express themselves through many different media. In this way we aim to inspire all children to become creative and socially responsible online citizens with potential to change the world.  

Not only do we want them to be digitally literate and competent end-users of technology but throughout computing lessons we will support them to develop resilience, problem solving and critical thinking skills.

 Pupils will leave Barley Hill Primary School with valuable life skills that will enable them to embrace, enjoy and utilise technology.

Key Stage 1 Objectives
Pupils should be taught to:

  • understand what algorithms are
  • create and debug simple programs
  • use reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs
  • use technology purposefully 
  • 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

Key stage 2 Objectives
Pupils should be taught to:

  • design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals
  • use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various
    forms of input and output
  • use 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
  • use search technologies effectively and safely
  • 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 dat and information
  • use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly;
    • recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour;
    • identify a range of ways to report concerns about
      content and contact