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At Broadmeadow, we know that computing equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to change the world. It is our intent to deliver quality first teaching of computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. We want pupils to become digitally literate. It is important that all children are able to use and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology to ready children with the necessary skills for their community and the wider world. It is essential our children are taught computing in a way that will allow them to participate effectively and safely in the digital world, not only during their primary education, but also beyond.


We focus on developing the skills necessary for children to be able to analyse problems in computational terms and have repeated practical experience of writing programs in order to solve such problems. We will explore their attitudes towards computing and its value to them and society in general.

Computing is an integral part of learning in the Foundation Stage as it is incorporated in everyday learning. The computing aspects of the children’s work relate to the objectives set out in the early learning goals (ELGs).

In KS1, the children will begin by learning what algorithms are, how they are implemented as programs on digital devices and how programs are executed using unambiguous and precise directions. They will also learn how to use technology purposefully to create, manipulate, store, organise and retrieve. Online safety is paramount at Broadmeadow and children will be taught how to use technology safely and respectfully.


          Through a clearly sequenced and progressive computing curriculum, children at Broadmeadow will be able to understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science that are age appropriate. They will be able to create and debug simple programmes and will be able to analyse problems in computational terms. Children at Broadmeadow will use information technology responsibly and be competent, creative users of information and communication technology. They will have developed computing capability in finding, selecting and using information; they will be able to use computing for effective and appropriate communication, understanding the risks involved with communicating online. It will prepare them with the necessary skills to progress in the ever-changing digital world.

Useful E-Safety links:

  • Internet Matters – Keeping Children Safe Online 
  • NSPCC 
  • UK Safer Internet Centre