Computing Curriculum

Computing is a practical and creative subject that encourages invention and resourcefulness, preparing children to function appropriately in modern Britain.

 At Trent Primary School we believe that computational thinking is vital in helping children to solve problems, design systems, and understand the power and limits of human machine intelligence.  Pupils will be empowered to become creative, logical, and critical thinkers, who reason systematically and work collaboratively.

 Pupils will be finding things out, exchanging and sharing information, reviewing, modifying and evaluating work.  Advancing their knowledge of how computers, software, the internet, the web and search engines work, with a critical understanding of how these technologies impact on their lives and on society.

 Pupils will develop knowledge of fundamental concepts and principles of computer science to include abstraction, logic, and algorithms and data representation.  Pupils will learn to analyse and breakdown problems into logical steps and to create programs through Scratch or Hopscotch.

 Risk taking and innovation will be enriched through the computer science, as children become independent and skilful users of digital technology.

 Children will develop their competence and confidence and will gain an understanding of computational systems of all kinds, whether or not they include computers (through unplugged activities).

 As children become digitally literate they will be able to use and express themselves and develop their ideas through information and communication technology.

 E-safety is taught throughout the year, ensuring that pupils know how to stay safe online and know the steps to take if they have any concerns.

 Click on the images below to find activities about being safe online:




Should you wish to support your children with their computing learning here are some fun websites:


Other apps: Hopscotch or Daisy  ScratchJr, Tynker,  CodeQuest, The Foos

             DFE National Curriculum for Computing link




Curriculum Map for Computing

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