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At Walkley, we aim for our computing curriculum to model and educate our pupils on how to use technology positively, responsibly and safely. We want our pupils to be creators not consumers and our broad curriculum, encompassing computer science and digital literacy, reflects this. Building knowledge in this subject will allow pupils to effectively demonstrate their learning through creative use of Technology. We recognise that technology can allow pupils to share their learning in creative ways. Our knowledge rich curriculum is balanced with the opportunity for pupils to apply their knowledge creatively which will in turn help our pupils become skillful computer scientists. We want our pupils to be fluent with a range of tools to best express their understanding and by Upper Key Stage 2, children will have the independence and confidence to choose the best tool to fulfil the task and challenge set.

The main aims of our curriculum are:

  • For all children at Walkley to access a digital literate, computing curriculum
  • To ensure that all children are engaged in computing lessons 
  • For children to feel safe, supported and empowered to use technology in a responsible way
  • To allow children to think in a digital literate way
  • To be able to present information and multimedia independently, in a range of ways,
  • To children to analyse, read, create and present data
  • To design, program, debug and run algorithms for a particular purpose


The key learning delivered and assessed in computing covers the areas of:

  • Key Skills (including E-Safety)
  • Programming
  • Understanding and Sharing Data
  • Communicating with Text and Images
  • Communicating with multimedia