Fordham Primary School

Fordham Primary School


Computing Long Term Curriculum Map

Technology is an integral part of our children's world and futures. It is vital that our pupils are equipped with the skills to develop digital literacy and computational thinking in a safe and responsible manner. Pupils will explore computer science, digital systems, computers/hardware and coding with discrete lessons. All topics are taught concurrently with online safety and responsible use. Computing provides opportunity to develop creativity, logic, communication and problem-solving. It will also be used as a cross-curricular tool. 

Online Safety

It is the responsibility of all schools to teach e-safety. This will be through specific lessons and continuous provision, advice and support. 

In Key Stage 1, children will be taught to use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private. They will learn to identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.

In Key Stage 2, children will be taught to use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly. They will learn how to recognise acceptable / unacceptable behaviour and to identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact. 

For further information, please read the advice from Childnet and / or Think U Know. We also ask that children sign an acceptable use policy in line with their age. This makes sure that the children understand how to best use technology within our school.  

Online Safety page

Online Safety Map for parents

KS1 Acceptable Use

KS2 Acceptable Use

Pupil Voice

"I liked doing Beebot - it's funny. We didn't know what he was going to do but then we learned he does what we tell him to do." (Y1) 

"Computing is for the future." (Y4)

"You need computing for jobs, whether you are going to work in IT, be a scientist or work in McDonalds. You need it for learning. For driving electric cars. For taking photographs. In order to stay safe doing all of these  things. It gives you a sense of what you could do in the future." (Y5)

"I love that when you are coding, there is always a better, more efficient way of doing something. It is challenging in a good way." (Y5) 

"Computers are part of day to day life. You need to know how to use them to be successful in life." (Y6)