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What is Computing?

In this digital age we find ourselves, the use of computers are a key skill for everyday life. Computers, tablets, programmable robots, digital and video cameras are but a few of the tools that can be used to acquire, organise, store, manipulate, interpret, communicate and present information. At Holly Grove Primary School, we recognise that pupils need to develop their skills within the digital realm to scaffold them well for the future. A structured and progressive approach to the learning of the skills within computing are needed to enable children to flourish across the curriculum. Skills and knowledge in computing are crucial and have a purpose and relevance in all athe subjects we teach. 

At Holly Grove, we want, model and prepare our children on how to be safe online - this underpins everything we do in computing. Beyond that, we feel it is essential that our children explore a range of software, hardware and digital mediums to give them the skills and understanding for the technological age in which we live. 


All children:

  • Follow the programme of study for the National Curriculum.
  • Learn about Computer Science and Programming
  • 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.
  • Create and debug simple programs
  • Understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions 

What our children say about Computing


At Holly Grove school we want pupils to be MASTERS of technology and not slaves to it. Technology is everywhere and will play a pivotal part in students' lives,. Therefore, we want to model and educate our pupils on how to use technology positively, responsibly and safely. We want our pupils to be creators not consumers and our broad curriculum encompassing computer science, information technology and digital literacy reflects this.

Computing Curriculum Intent


The documents below identifies the key elements which we believe are important to incorporate into our Computing lessons for them to build on previously taught knowledge and to deepen and secure key concepts. 

  • Our pathway for a unit of work in Computing (Please note: the order of the pathway may be different but all elements will still be covered).
  • Our pathway for a lesson in Computing (Please note: the order of the pathway may be different but all elements will still be covered).


What you expect to see in a Computing Unit  

What you expect to see in a Computing lesson

Our Computing Curriculum

Computing Curriculum Skills and Knowledge

Primary National Curriculum Science

Progression of Key Vocabulary in Computing 23/24

Long Term Computing Curriculum Plan - What the children will learn

Long Term Computing Curriculum Plan

How the National Curriculum Links with our own Computing Curriculum. 2019 - 2020