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At Chatsworth Infant School, we endeavour to give children the tools necessary to become active participants in the modern world. We aim to equip the children with up-to-date and informative digital knowledge by using the subjects taught alongside the International Primary Curriculum, whilst using the NCCE computing scheme of work to complement. Our computing scheme of work is in line with the National Curriculum for Computing. Computing is concerned with how computers and computer systems work, and how they are designed and programmed.

The national curriculum for computing has four main 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.

Computing at Chatsworth Infant School

'The new national curriculum for computing has been developed to equip young people in England with the foundational skills, knowledge and understanding of computing they will need for the rest of their lives. Through the new programme of study for computing, they will learn how computers and computer systems work, they will design and build programs, develop their ideas using technology and create a range of content.’ 

This is underpinned by the key aim of producing learners who are confident and effective users of a wide range of both software and hardware. 

As children work through the scheme of work their progress is recorded against short-focused tasks where appropriate assessments are made.  By the end of each unit pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes outlined in the relevant programme of study.  These assessments aim to support teaching and learning.  We will keep evidence of the children’s work in a Computing floor book which will follow the children through the school year.  The floor books for each year group can be accessed and will be readily available for monitoring by the subject leader and staff to ensure differentiation, progression of skills and achievement at individual levels.

There is a plentiful supply of equipment to ensure Computing is an effective and integral part of teaching and learning.  Teachers are equipped with laptops and display boards for use during lessons as a teaching tool to enhance learning for children. All staff receive training to enable them to use different technology in the most effective way for interactive learning.

Expectations by the end of Key Stage 1

By the end of Key Stage 1 children should be able to:

  • 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.
  • Use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; know where to go for help and support when they have concerns about material on the internet.
  • Recognise common uses of information technology beyond school.


The development of the ‘E’ Safety policy ensures a robust approach to safeguarding children and staff in using the Internet safely and responsibly. The detailed policy is in line with Government Guidance and provides an aide memoire to all stakeholders about the use of e-mail, dangers of cyber bullying and the robust permissions required to safeguard children.

To view the E Safety Policy, please click on the policies tab.

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