At Sarisbury, Computing is taught through cross curricular topics which really engage the children. Children have access to all computing equipment and the use of the interactive whiteboards within class really helps children and staff. We have a computer suite which is accessible to everyone and encourage the children to use these during independent time. Each class has three iPads, which have educational apps on which can be used within lessons. Children’s computing skills progress throughout the school and fall under the following categories as set out by the National Curriculum Guidance.


Pupils should be taught to:

- Computer Science: understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programmes on digital devices and that programmes can be executed by following precise instructions. Pupils should be taught to create and debug certain programmes.

- Digital Literacy: use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content.

- Information Technology: recognise common uses of information technology beyond school.

- E-Safety: 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.




Year 1

Year 2

Computer Science

Beebots –   introduce directional language and introduce the term ALGORITHM

Beebots – understand   the word ALGORITHM. To design   routes/instructions incorporating pauses. Introduce the term DEBUGGING

Beebots – to be   able to use algorithms and plan routes. To be able to create, execute and   debug ALGORITHMS.

Information Technology

Identify a tab/an address bar/back button.

Has an awareness of what the internet is and what it is used   for. Can identify web browsers. Understands the term SURFING THE WEB.

Is able to understand the function of an address bar.   Understand the term FAVOURITES/BOOKMARKS.   Carry out simple web searches to collect information.

Digital Literacy

Insert text into a word document. Has an awareness of the   keyboard, lowercase alphabet and full stop.

To change the style of font/insert pictures. Use caps lock   key. Edit work.

To use Microsoft Word and Publisher.

Type using both hands.


To know strategies for keeping safe online.


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