"Learning to write programs stretches your mind, and helps you think better, creates a way of thinking about things that I think is helpful in all domains."

Bill Gates - Co-Founder Microsoft 

"Every girl deserves to take part in creating the technology that will change our world, and change who runs it."

Malala Yousafzai - Nobel Peace Price Winner


At Ursuline Catholic Primary, we aim to prepare our learners for their future by giving them the opportunities to gain knowledge and develop skills that will equip them for an ever-changing digital world. Knowledge and understanding of ICT is of increasing importance for children’s future both at home and for employment. Our Computing curriculum focuses on a progression of skills in digital literacy, computer science, information technology and online safety to ensure that children become competent in safely using, as well as understanding, technology. These approaches are revisited repeatedly through a range of themes during children’s time in school to ensure the learning is embedded and skills are successfully developed. Our intention is that Computing also supports children’s creativity and cross curricular learning to engage children and enrich their experiences in school.


Children throughout their time at Ursuline Catholic Primary will work through and learn about the following four strands:

  • Coding – This strand looks at understanding what programming and algorithms are and thinking about how this knowledge can be used to design, write and debug programs.
  • Connecting - This strand looks at understanding what a computer network is, how these networks are created and how these networks are used to communicate on different scales.
  • Communicating - This strand looks at the understanding of how technology can be used as a method of communication through animation, video and photography using a variety of applications and programs.
  • Collecting - This strand looks at the understanding of how a variety of technology can be used to collect data and information, exploring and constructing ways in which to present this data and information to variety of audiences.

Computing is incorporated in everyday learning in EYFS.

In KS1, the children will learn about what algorithms are and how they are implemented as programs. They will use technology to create, organise, store and retrieve digital content. The children will learn about the uses of information technology beyond school and how this should be used safely and respectfully.

In KS2, the children will continue to develop their understanding of programs through designing, writing and debugging programs to accomplish specific goals. They will learn about how computer networks work and use a variety of software to create a variety of content. The children will continue to focus on using technology safely, respectfully and responsibly, recognising behaviour that is acceptable and also unacceptable.


Children at Ursuline Catholic Primary will be able to know more and remember more about Computing. They will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the importance of technology and the impact it has on the world around them. They will be able to use technological vocabulary confidently and accurately. They will have developed skills such as problem solving and sequencing through exploring a range of technologies and programs. The children will be well equipped to use these skills in other areas of learning to allow them to progress in their learning as they move away from primary education.

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