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Rayleigh Primary School

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We live in an increasingly digital world. Through our computing curriculum, pupils not only learn to use technology purposefully and effectively, but to become aware of the underlying processes involved, supporting them to become digitally competent and to have a range of transferable skills for their future. 

Pupils will be exposed to a rich computing curriculum that allows them to understand that technology can provide platforms through which they can showcase their unique ideas and creativity as well as meeting the Key Stage expectations outlined in the National Curriculum.

Online safety is paramount. Through the computing curriculum, our pupils become equipped for life in a digital world by developing their understanding of how to remain safe online, appropriate online behaviour and how to become a discerning consumer of online information for a healthy use of technology.


Computing is taught weekly from Years 1-6 using chrome books, android devices and resources, such as beebots to develop early learning of coding skills, progressing to micro-bits for more advanced coding skills in Key stage 2.  

Technical, digital skills and subject knowledge are taught through the three key areas set out in the computing National Curriculum: Digital Literacy, Information Technology and Computer Science, and these are broken down into five key areas in the Kapow Curriculum scheme of work. These areas are covered throughout the year in different topics with a skills showcase, such as designing rockets to go to the moon in Year 1 to progressing to coding for a Mars Rover in Year 6. 

The learning in each year group builds upon previous learning in a spiral curriculum, allowing for children to make meaningful progress, building and developing both their technical skills and digital literacy to enter the ever-developing digital world. 



Our children enjoy and value the computing curriculum we deliver. Learners are able to discuss, reflect and appreciate the impact computing has on their learning, development and well being. Children enjoy showcasing their digital progress through sharing programmes they have coded and animations they have created with their peers, evaluating thoughtfully both during and following the process. Our pupils are aware of the dangers that the digital world can pose and can articulate the steps they need to take in order to stay safe. They leave our school with a secure understanding of all digital aspects of the National Curriculum, digitally literate and ready to engage with future computing learning at secondary school.

Computing curriculum progression