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Computing at Wroot Travis Charity Primary School

National Curriculum Purpose of study

A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.


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 and creative users of information and communication technology

National curriculum in England: computing programmes of study - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

At Wroot Travis Charity

 ‘Computational thinking’ is a skill children which pupils at our school must be taught if they are to be ready for the workplace and able to participate effectively in this digital world. Our computing curriculum is split up into five key areas

At Wroot Travis Charity Primary School, children take part in a computing lesson once a week, whilst also using their computing skills to support other subjects such as English and Topic. Within the Kapow scheme children will learn how computers and computer systems work; they will design and build programs, develop their ideas using technology and create a range of content. 

Find out more about the Kapow Scheme coverage here

Our computing progression map can be found here.

After the implementation of the high quality computing curriculum we offer at our School. children will be digitally literate. They will be equipped, not only with the skills and knowledge to use technology effectively and for their own benefit, but more importantly – safely. 

Our Computing assessment tracker can be found here

12 Rules for Responsible ICT Use- Pupil Agreement

Keeping safe: stop, think, before you click!  

These rules will keep everyone safe and help us to be fair to others.

  • I will only use ICT in school for school purposes.
  • I will not look at other people's files without their permission.
  • I will ask permission from a member of staff before using the Internet and will not try to access Internet sites I know to be banned by the school.
  • I will only e-mail people my teacher has approved.
  • The messages I send, or information I upload, will always be polite and sensible.
  • I will not open an attachment, or download a file, unless I have permission or I know and trust the person who has sent it.
  • I will not send to children or adults anything that could be considered unpleasant or nasty.
  • I will not give out personal information – such as my name, address, phone number, or e-mail – or send photographs or videos to people I don't know and trust.
  • I will not arrange to meet someone I have only been in touch with online, unless I have my parent's or carer's permission and they can be present.
  • I will keep all my login and password details private.
  • If I see anything I am unhappy with or I receive a message I do not like, I will not respond to it but I will tell a teacher/ responsible adult immediately.
  • I know that my use of IT can be checked and that my parent/ carer contacted if a member of school staff is concerned about my E- Safety.

More information around E-safety can be found on the Parents section of this website.

If you would like to know more about Computing at our school or if you have any questions please contact the Computing subject leader (Mrs Burgin) at the school.

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