Computing helps to promote initiative, independent learning and active participation in a rapidly changing world. At St Josephs’ we understand the three aspects of computing are: Digital Literacy, Information Technology and Computer Science.

We plan using the NCCE Teach Computing Framework. This looks at each of the different aspects of Computing and allows the children to learn, practise and develop their skills in, programming, creating and editing media, networks and data collection and collating.

The children develop these aspects as they work with a variety of hardware and software. In computing they learn to control and program devices both on and off screen, in the real and virtual worlds. They use a range of digital media to record, improve and present their work. As they progress through the school, they become confident and discriminating users of digital technology and communication tools.

Online safety is an integral part of children's education in today’s digital world and is embedded in their learning at school. The internet is a fantastic resource, but it can also bring risks. We work with our pupils in school to help them understand the dangers and learn how to keep themselves safe. The e-safety message is emphasised throughout the curriculum; the children are taught how to stay safe online and given a range of ways to report concerns and inappropriate behaviour.


BBC Bitesize KS1 Computing

BBC Bitesize KS2 Computing

Barefoot Computing - Enjoyable activities for families to do at home with their children.

Stem - Primary computing resources

Thinkfun - Unplugged Coding Activities

Scratch - Scratch is a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations.

Code Club - This is a club that allows children to gain a practical understanding of basic coding.

Coding for kids - 12 free coding games websites

BBC Dance Mat - Practise your touch typing skills with BBC Dance Mat

SketchUp - Free downloadable software for children to explore 3D design skills and concepts. Continuing their learning from in school computing sessions.

ProProfs Website - Allows you to make your own online games. You can make your own crossword, word searches, hangman and jigsaw games.

Digital Eagles - This is a brilliant Youtube Video Channel which has lots of videos to help you learn Programming and Coding.