St Philip's Church of England

Controlled Primary School

Computing at St Philip's

As of September 2014, ICT has been replaced by a new subject - Computing. 

The national curriculum for Computing aims to ensure that all pupils:


  • Can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation.
  • Can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems.
  • Can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems.
  • Are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.

(Department for Education, 2013)


At St Philip's we have decided to use a Computing scheme of work which facilitates the implementation of the Computing curriculum across Key Stages 1&2. 

Our Computing curriculum includes:

  • Detailed and thorough learning objectives which correlate with the new Key Stage 1 and 2 National Curriculum.
  • A fantastic range of apps and software to use on our brand new IPads.
  • Cross curricula links to correlate with each topic.
  • An assessment process which follows the pupil through their time in school to monitor progress.



What is Computing? Computing is the new ICT and can be divided into 3 areas: Computer Science, Information Technology and Digital Literacy (which includes eSafety).  


The aims of the Computing curriculum are: 


Key Stage 1 Aims

Key Stage 2 Aims

Computer Science (CS)

1. Understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions


2. Create and debug simple programs


3. Use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs


4. Design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts


5. Use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output


6. Use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs


7. Understand computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the World Wide Web


8. Appreciate how [search] results are selected and ranked


Information Technology (IT)

1. Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content


2. Use search technologies effectively


3. 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


Digital Literacy (DL)

1. Recognise common uses of information technology beyond school


2. 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


3. Understand the opportunities [networks] offer for communication and collaboration


4. Be discerning in evaluating digital content


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




Here is the Long Term Plan of Computing at St Philip's C of E Primary School.


Year Group






Digital Citizenship & Technology (DL) Lv1

Little Computers (CS)

Let’s Celebrate (DL)

A is for Algorithm (CS)

Art Attack (DL)

Junior Explorers (CS)

Fantastic Tales (DL)

Year 1

Digital Citizenship & Technology (DL) Lv1

We are all Connected (CS)

Young Investigators (IT, DL)

Walking with Dinosaurs (CS)

Crazy Creatures (IT, DL)

App Attack - Games Design (CS)

Pictures Tell a Thousand Words

Year 2

Digital Citizenship & Technology (DL) Lv1

You’ve got mail (CS, IT, DL)

Whatever the Weather (IT)

Code-tastic (CS)

Super Sci-Fi (IT, DL)

Let's Fix IT (CS)

Young Authors (IT, DL)

Year 3

Digital Citizenship & Technology (DL) Lv2

Big Robots (CS)

Get Blogging (CS, IT, DL)

We love Games (CS)

Class Democracy (IT, DL)

My First Program (CS)

We are Publishers (DL)

Year 4

Digital Citizenship & Technology (DL) Lv2

Back to the Future (CS)

We built this city (DL)

Cars (CS)

Hurray for Hollywood (DL)

Interface Designer (CS)

Final score (DL)

Year 5

Digital Citizenship & Technology (DL) Lv3

Making Games (CS)

News Room (DL)

Maths & Cryptography (CS)

Interactive Art Exhibition (DL)

Web Site Designers (CS)

Let's change the world: Inventors (CS, DL)

Year 6

Digital Citizenship & Technology (DL) Lv3

Let's learn a language (CS)

Heroes & Villains -Graphics (DL)

Appy Times Pt 1 (CS)

Stocks and shares (IT, DL)

Appy Times Pt 2 (CS)

Young Authors - interactive (IT, DL)