Computing Progression Overview

Computing Curriculum Overview

The children of Slingsby C P use computing as part of their everyday learning. They have the opportunity to use a variety of technology whilst learning to use it wisely and safely. Our children enjoy improving their skills in word processing, PowerPoint, internet web page design and coding.


  • Continue to ensure that curriculum content is covered by each Year group and class, and aim to teach computing lessons in an exciting, stimulating way.
  • Slingsby School’s computing curriculum is ambitious and designed to give all learners, particularly the most disadvantaged, the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life.
  • Ensure all pupils within the school have access to computing equipment in order to cover statutory requirements for each stage.
  • Slingsby School’s curriculum is coherently planned and progressively sequenced towards cumulatively sufficient knowledge and skills for future learning and employment.
  • Ensure teachers have access to computer programmes in order to cover statutory requirements.
  • Equip the children with a knowledge of internet safety, use of social media and the perils of online gaming and information sharing.



  • Design and construct a knowledge rich, progressive, varied and engaging long term plan that is ambitious and ensures the topics are linked to the National Curriculum but are also linked to the interests of the children in school.
  • Plan a knowledge rich, progressive curriculum which focusses on the key concepts detailed in the NC Programmes of Study.
  • Annual staff planning and review (June) with all staff to assess what has worked well during the year.
  • Ensure continuity and progression and enable pupils to access statutory objectives/concepts set out in the National Curriculum.
  • Ensure that computing is integrated into all areas of the curriculum in order to provide pupils with the opportunities to apply the skills taught.
  • Timetabling of technology to ensure pupils in all other classes are able to use computing resources (PCS, Microsoft Surface Go Notebooks and i-Pads) to cover statutory requirements and allow for whole class and small group directed teaching of computing skills.
  • Monitor the quality and quantity of equipment available, with the intention of purchasing more notebooks in order to further integrate computing skills into all lessons, for every pupil, when required.
  • Children are using technology to enhance their learning across the curriculum.



  • Learners are developing an increased knowledge and skill in computing in each class, which can be utilised across the curriculum.
  • Children will use accurate and knowledgeable scientific vocabulary.
  • Learners develop a detailed knowledge of the key concepts from the computing programme of study.
  • All pupils within each class have more access to computing in order to fulfil statutory requirements of coverage.
  • All pupils have access to computing resources.
  • Children from class one are learning to use skills which they help their peers with, within the normal school day and access a PC as part of their daily learning choices.
  • Staff are using new ‘free-content’ to teach computing to students therefore money saved by not having to pay annual subscriptions for published schemes.
  • Our progressive curriculum is centred on the National Computing at School Online Resource.
  • All children have a good understanding of internet/online safety.