Computing aims to prepare pupils to participate in a rapidly changing world in which work and other activities are increasingly transformed by access to varied and developing technology. Northlands recognise that Computing is an important tool in both the society we live in and in the process of teaching and learning.



Our vision is for all teachers and learners in our school to become confident users of ICT.  This is so that they can develop the skills, knowledge and understanding which enable them to use the appropriate resources effectively and safely as powerful tools for teaching & learning.  For our learners, the Computing Curriculum provides the skills and knowledge for the digital workplaces of their future. 



Key features of our Computing Curriculum:

  • Use of Computing for Schools to support the development of Computing Curriculum.
  • Progressive scheme of work for EYFS, Key Stage One and Two.
  • Progression document ensures that the skills taught are progressive.
  • Online Safety, Digital Literacy and Coding are at the core of the curriculum.



The national curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
  • can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
  • can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
  • are responsible, competent, confident

Year 5 have been practising how to do coding...

Computing curriculum overiew map at Northlands