St Winefride's Catholic Primary School, a Voluntary Academy

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St Winefride's Catholic Primary School, a Voluntary Academy



Our Computing curriculum covers the following five areas:

  1. E-Safety
    E-Safety is integral to all of our children’s experiences with technology and at St Winefride’s, it is of the utmost importance.  Both in discrete lessons and regularly throughout the year, children learn about how to stay safe online and the risks associated with using the internet.  We hold an annual E-Safety Day, in line with National Safer Internet Day alongside other days to supplement this.  Children take part in workshops with the Cyber Team from West Yorkshire Police on Cyberbullying and Online Safety.  Similarly, the children also take part in the Google Be Internet Legends sessions. There are many websites that you can access at home to help keep up to date with changes online and keep safe:                                                 National Online Safety  
  2. Programming
    Children learn how to create, edit and test algorithms which instruct devices such as Beebots and Micro:Bits as well as online avatars to complete certain tasks. We use programmes such as 2Code (part of Purple Mash) as well as Scratch and Hour of Code.
  3. Handling Data
    Children learn how to retrieve and organise data, from displaying data on a simple graph to a branching database or spreadsheet. We do this primarily through the use of Purple Mash and G Suite (our cloud based system at school.)
  4. Multimedia
    Children develop their word processing skills and use a range of computer programs such as Purple Mash, Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Sheets and Canva to create documents linked to the topics covered in our foundation subjects. The children also make use of a range of media programs and software such as I Can Animate, Bandlab, Tinkercad and Apple media products such as I Movie, GarageBand and Clips.
  5. Technology in Our Lives

    Children develop both their knowledge of the different types of technology around us and their ability to use them, from sending emails, to blogging and creating website pages.  Children take photos and videos of their learning and add to their digital learning portfolio through Seesaw and access their Google Classroom to complete online assignments and access learning materials. 


Our Vision

Key stage 1 Pupils should be taught to:

  • Understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions
  • Create and debug simple programs
  • Use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs
  • Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content
  • Recognise common uses of information technology beyond school
  • Use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies


Key stage 2 Pupils should be taught to:

  • Designwrite and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts
  • Use sequenceselection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output
  • Use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs
  • Understand computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the world wide web; and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration
  • Use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content
  • Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information

Our teaching of the curriculum is also supported by The Innovation Centre who provide our staff with ICT training, ICT event days, E Safety workshops as well as hundreds of teaching resources. Please see the link below to view their website

Please see a gallery of pictures below of ICT in action within school

Computer Science Catch Up Plan