Clophill St Marys CofE lower school



A high-quality computing education equips our children to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. We ensure that our children become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.


Miss Fletcher is our Computing Co-ordinator.

At St. Mary's, Computing is taught through "Understanding the World" and is in elements of "Physical Development" within the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum in Acorn and Chestnut (Nursery and Reception):

Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage

We teach the Computing National Curriculum in Birch to Oak (Years 1 to 4):

Computing Programmes of Study Key Stages 1 and 2

The following table shows which Computing topics are taught throughout the school:


Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Acorn (Nursery)




Understanding Technology

Choosing, navigating around and closing programs

Drawing a picture

Online Safety

Choosing videos, start, stop and pause them

Reviewing Online Safety

Check if answers are correct to problems using Topmarks

Chestnut (Reception)


Online Safety

Using hardware: cameras to take pictures, beebots

Using computers: turning on, using a mouse, drawing a picture

Using hardware: cameras to record video

Using computers: logging on, typing a sentence

Using technology independently


Birch (Year 1)


Online Safety


Computer Skills


Programming Toys

Programming with Scratch Jr.

Word Processing Skills

Using and Applying

Hazel (Year 2)


Online Safety


Computer Art

Preparing for Turtle Logo

Programming Turtle Logo and Scratch

Using the Internet

Presentation Skills

Using and Applying

Rowan (Year 3)


Online Safety

Drawing and Desktop Publishing

Word Processing

Programming Turtle Logo and Scratch

Internet Research and Communication

Presentation Skills

Using and Applying


Oak (Year 4) 

Online Safety

Scratch: Questions and Quizzes

Word Processing

Programming Turtle Logo


Using and Applying


All children are assessed in Computing by their teachers, on a termly basis.  Miss Fletcher then analyses the attainment and progress of the whole school in this area.  This information informs future teaching and learning in Computing.