Clifford Primary School

Clifford Primary School



What Computing looks like in our school:

  • Teachers will follow the Long Term Plan ensuring they cater for all abilities
  • Lessons will be fun and engaging, developing pupils’ confidence to experiment with technology
  • Technology will be used as a tool for learning, to support children in all areas of the curriculum
  • Children will continually learn the importance of staying safe online


End of EYFS:

  • Children recognise a range of technologies used at home and in school
  • They will have the confidence to select and use technology for different purposes


End of KS1

  • understand what algorithms are, how they are implemented as programs on digital devices, and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions
  • create and debug simple programs
  • use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs
  • use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content
  • recognise common uses of information technology beyond school
  • use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies


End of KS2:

  • design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts
  • use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output
  • use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs
  • understand computer networks, including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the World Wide Web, and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration
  • use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content
  • select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information

use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact



 This is how it works:

  • Teachers follow the Long-term plan which sets out a logical progression from one year to the next
  • Technology is used daily to support and enhance other areas of the curriculum
  • Specific lessons are taught on a weekly basis
  • Each lesson has a clear learning objective which is reviewed throughout, with mini plenaries
  • Teachers model the skills and behaviour expected
  • At the beginning of each academic year children will have a block of learning on safety appropriate to their age and throughout every lesson children will be using IT safely
  • KS2 children have the opportunity to become Digital Leaders and take on responsibilities to aid the teaching and use of technology around the school and attend conferences




  • Children who have a love and appreciation for a range of technologies
  • Children that are confident to use a variety of technologies in all areas of life
  • Children that have a clear understanding of how to stay safe online and manage risks
  • Children who are aware of the need to moderate the use of screen time
  • Children make progress in line with the national average, building on their understanding from one year to the next
  • Digital leaders that confidently support staff and pupils


How do we know?

  • Coordinator monitors planning and delivery throughout the school; Learning Walks, pupil interviews, teacher questioning, observations and Seesaw analysis.