Computing

Curriculum Intent

At St Adrian’s we want all our pupils to:

  • learn about the science and foundations of computing to develop understanding
  • develop skills to produce purposeful and creative content for a range of applications, and know that there are many careers they can aspire to by acquiring these skills
  • be competent, respectful, responsible and safe users of technology, discerning of its content, so that they have the opportunity to participate positively in a global community.   

Our aim is to deliver fun and engaging computing lessons within a meaningful context that develop creativity, resilience and problem-solving/critical thinking skills. We look to embed knowledge and use of technology across the curriculum where it can enhance the learning experience, or be used to ensure learning opportunities are made accessible to every child.

Our school Computing curriculum map:

AutumnSpringSummer
YEAR 1WE ARE INTERNET USERS
Using the Internet safely,
responsibly & respectfully
WE ARE EDITORS
Typing and changing text
WE ARE PRESENTERS
Filming the steps of a recipe
Year 2 Taking better photos
YEAR 1WE ARE CODERS
Using a
programmable toy
WE ARE ARTISTS
Creating digital art
WE ARE PHOTOGRAPHERS
Creating a digital self-portrait
YEAR 2 WE ARE INTERNET USERS
Using the Internet safely,
responsibly & respectfully
WE ARE COLLECTORS
Collecting and
presenting data
WE ARE CODERS
Creating on-screen
programs 2
YEAR 2WE ARE CODERS
Creating on-screen

programs 1
WE ARE RESEARCHERS
Researching and

presenting a topic
WE ARE ANIMATORS
Making an animation
YEAR 3 WE ARE INTERNET USERS
Using the Internet safely,

responsibly & respectfully
WE ARE OPINION POLLSTERS
Collecting and
analysing data
WE ARE CODERS
Finding and correcting

bugs in programs
YEAR 3WE ARE CODERS
Programming an animation
WE ARE TECHNICIANS
Exploring computer networks
WE ARE DIRECTORS
Videoing performance
YEAR 4WE ARE INTERNET USERS
Using the Internet safely,

responsibly & respectfully
WE ARE MUSICIANS
Creating digital music
WE ARE PRODUCT DESIGNERS
Prototyping an interactive toy
YEAR 4WE ARE CODERS
Making an adventure game
WE ARE HTML EDITORS
Making web content with HTML
WE ARE METEOROLOGISTS
Researching & presenting

the weather
YEAR 5 WE ARE
INTERNET USERS
Using the Internet safely,

responsibly & respectfully
WE ARE BLOGGERS
Sharing thoughts

and opinions online
WE ARE CRYPTOGRAPHERS
Cracking codes
YEAR 5WE ARE CODERS
Developing an

educational game
WE ARE QUIZMASTERS
Creating and analysing data
WE ARE ENTREPRENEURS
Launching a digital gallery
YEAR 6 WE ARE
INTERNET USERS
Using the Internet safely,

responsibly & respectfully
WE ARE CODERS
Generating geometric art
WE ARE PUBLISHERS
Creating a digital yearbook
YEAR 6WE ARE
WEB DEVELOPERS
Creating a website
WE ARE ANALYSTS
Developing artificial intelligence
WE ARE DETECTIVES
Analysing our digital footprint

Progression in computing skills at St Adrian’s

National curriculum for computing

You can find out more about the curriculum for each individual year group using the links below.

The Year 1 learner

The Year 2 learner

The Year 3 learner

The Year 4 learner

The Year 5 learner

The Year 6 learner

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