For more information, please contact Mrs Dinsdale (Computing Lead), Mr Hall (Deputy Headteacher) or your child's class teacher.


Aims of the Clavering Curriculum for Computing

The Clavering 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 safe, responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.

Clavering Learning Foci for Computing 

1. To develop knowledge and understanding of E-Safety.

2. To develop ICT skills.

3. To develop computing skills.

Topics studied in each year group

Year 1:

E-Safety: Making suitable choices

ICT Skills: Information around us; Introduction to modelling; Using a word bank (labelling and classifying); Representing information graphically

Computing: Introduction to coding 1; Introduction to coding 2

Year 2:

E-Safety: Keeping Safe Online

ICT Skills: Finding information; Creating pictures; Writing stories and communicating ideas; Questions and answers

Computing: Simple algorithms; Applying algorithms

Year 3:

E-Safety: Reliable sources of information

ICT Skills: Combining text and graphics; Manipulating sound; Exploring simulations; Using e-mail

Computing: Understanding output; Understanding input

Year 4:

E-Safety: Being information wise and protecting your identity

ICT Skills: Modelling effects on screen; Developing images using repeating patterns; Branching databases; Writing for different audiences; Collecting and presenting information

Computing: Varying output; Varying input

Year 5:

E-Safety: Friends online, cyber-bullying and plagiarism

ICT Skills: Evaluating data and checking for accuracy; Spreadsheets 1; Graphical modelling; Monitoring environmental conditions

Computing: Debugging programs; Logical reasoning

Year 6:

E-Safety: How to protect yourself online

ICT Skills: Advanced Internet search skills; Controlling devices; Multimedia presentation; Spreadsheets 2

Computing: Controlling physical systems; Simulating physical systems