Bushey Primary

Education Federation

Educating Today's Child For Tomorrow

Computing Curriculum

Our Computing Curriculum is designed to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum for Computing. Our aim is to provide a high-quality computing education which equips children to use computational thinking and creativity to understand the world. The curriculum will teach children key knowledge about how computers and computer systems work, and how they are designed and programmed. Learners will have the opportunity to gain an understanding of computational systems of all kinds, whether or not they include computers. By the time children leave Bushey Primary Education Federation, they will have gained key knowledge and skills in the three main areas of the computing curriculum: computer science (programming and understanding how digital systems work), information technology (using computer systems to store, retrieve and send information) and digital Literacy (evaluating digital content and using technology safely and respectfully). We aim to offer our children the opportunity to develop depth in their knowledge and skills over the duration of each of their computing topics. As a school we use the ‘Switched On: Computing’ scheme, published by Rising Stars, as a starting point for the planning of their computing lessons, which are often linked to engaging contexts in other subjects and topics.