Harworth Church of England Academy - Computing

Harworth Church of England Academy

”Gain a heart of wisdom.” Psalm 90:1

Computing - What the children will learn


Resources to use at home







Our computing policy

Key stage 1

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.

Key stage 2

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.

Internet safety

All children are made aware that they must tell a teacher or an adult if they encounter any material on the internet that they find uncomfortable. If a child sees something they find upsetting the child’s parents will be informed and the website will be logged and reported to the internet service provider. Children will always be supervised and guided to suitable websites when using the internet to ensure incidents like this are kept to a minimum. We take part in an internet safety awareness day each year where the children will be taught how to use the internet correctly within their classes. Parents/carers will also be invited into school to discuss any internet concerns they may have. Please see below for the scheme of work that we use to teach the children about e-safety.