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Computing and Online Safety

“We need technology in every classroom and in every student and teacher’s hand, because it is the pen and paper of our time, and it is the lens through which we experience much of our world.”
David Warlick

Computing - Programme of Study (Primary National Curriculum)

Knowledge and Skills Progression Document

How we teach Computing at The Round House:


  • In Reception teachers teach Computing through continuous provision and sometimes through focused activities.  This includes the use of simple age appropriate programs, exploring hardware and programmable toys. 


  • In Key Stage 1 and Lower Key Stage 2, Computing is taught in the ICE Zone and whole class teaching. Computing is often linked to the topic of the term, in cross-curricular learning. It is also taught in the ICE Zone as a stand-alone activity to cover separate Computing Objectives. Children will explore algorithms and debugging, and looking at how a computer device and the internet works. 


  • In Year 5 and 6 Computing is taught in separate, dedicated lessons. This is one computing block, every term. There are some elements of cross-curricular learning through English, Maths, Science, Art, History and Geography. Pupils will develop their learning from previous years. They will learn about programming and stop motion, also the history of computers including a focus on Bletchley Park. 


  • Online Safety is taught through a whole school approach, with focus afternoons throughout the year to enhance children's learning. 


  • Assemblies are presented throughout the year that teach pupils about Internet Safety, Tips for using the internet, Historical and Current Computing Legends, and how to tackle problems online such as cyber bullying and scams.


  • An After School Club runs at The Round House, which provides pupils in Yr2-6 with the chance to engage with lots of different technology devices and build on their prior learning. 


Teacher Assessment is used to determine the ability of the children in school. We ensure that there is progression from between the year groups so that all areas are covered at the appropriate level for each year group.

Computing at The Round House

Tuesday 29th March 2022 - Year 3 and 4 Minecraft Session. 


Year 3 and 4 had an amazing Minecraft session today from Highways England. The children were tasked in helping construct the new A428 road from the Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet in Minecraft. They learnt about how to safely build without disrupting local ecosystems and managing noise levels as well.

Well done Year 3 and 4.