Our Computing


At Bentley New Village, all children will:

  • Understand the importance of Online Safety and be responsible for their own physical and mental wellbeing online
  • Receive a stimulating, enriched experience of Computing which will allow them to ask questions, use practical skills and be reflective about the world around them, as well as equipping them with an array of skills which they can use to further their curiosity of the world around them.
  • Have the chance to both show and develop the learning behaviours of creativity, curiosity, resilience, determination, tolerance and co-operation through the Computing curriculum
  • Be given opportunities to develop the basic skills acquired in English (speaking and listening, reading and writing) and Mathematics and apply to the same standards as in English and Maths lessons
  • Be given the opportunity to learn, understand and use a range of technical vocabulary as appropriate
  • Tinkering’ with software and programs to develop pupils’ confidence when encountering new technology in our evolving and changing llandscape
  • Experience diversity through celebrating, studying and appreciating differences and similarities
  • Build a self-regulating, self-motivated individual
  • Be provided with the opportunity to acquire specific skills and knowledge to help them to think digitally and technologically
  • Embed digital and technological enquiry skills in each topic
  • Receive a progressive sequence of Computing lessons which will build upon their prior knowledge whilst embedding the procedural knowledge into the long-term memory
  • Receive Computing lessons which develop a deep understanding of the body of knowledge of Computing in each of the key areas – digital literacy, computer science and information technology – and also the skills built up through the experimental testing of ideas
  • Gain an understanding of the uses and implications of Computing today and for the future
  • Be given the opportunity to plan and carry out projects, using equipment correctly
  • Be taught to evaluate a plan and make appropriate, effective changes
  • Be able to investigate, where appropriate, in and about their: homes, school, gardens, playground, local community and wider environment within our Computing lessons


As part of this planning process, teachers need to plan the following:

  • A safe, secure space for children to learn about Computing, including; lessons about Online Safety, opportunities for children to show their ability to stay safe online and the promotion of Online Safety resources and skills
  • A knowledge organiser which outlines knowledge (including vocabulary) that all children must master
  • A low-stakes quiz which is tested regularly to support learners’ ability to block learning and increase space in the working memory
  • Challenge questions for pupils to apply their learning in a philosophical/open manner
  • Opportunities to apply skills and learning developed in Computing lessons to other parts of the curriculum
  • Progress and develop skills year on year to ensure targets are met.


Our Computing curriculum is high-quality, well-thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. If children are keeping up with the curriculum, they are deemed to be making good or better progress.

The expected impact of the Computing curriculum is that children will:

  • Be critical thinkers and able to understand how to make informed and appropriate digital choices in the future.
  • Understand the importance that computing will have going forward in both their educational and working life and in their social and personal futures.
  • Understand how to balance time spent on technology and time spent away from it in a healthy and appropriate manner.
  • Understand that technology helps to showcase their ideas and creativity. They will know that different types of software and hardware can help them achieve a broad variety of artistic and practical aims.
  • Show a clear progression of technical skills across all areas of the National curriculum – computer science, information technology and digital literacy.
  • Be able to use technology both individually and as part of a collaborative team.
  • Be aware of online safety issues and protocols and be able to deal with any problems in a responsible and appropriate manner.
  • Have an awareness of developments in technology and have an idea of how current technologies work and relate to one another.

Meet the end of key stage expectations outlined in the National curriculum for Computing

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