Computing in Action


  • At Holy Family, we believe a high quality computing education ensures that 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.
  •  Computing is also cross-curricular, progressing children's learning in all areas of the curriculum.



  • Children are taught using ‘Kapow’ scheme of work.
  • Online safety is taught regularly at an age appropriate level.

KS1 children are taught to:

  • understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise 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.

KS2 children are taught to:

  • design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals,
  • use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs
  • use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content.



  • By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in their programme of study.


Year 1 Term 2



Computing Skills showcase

The children have been creating their own rockets! They have been using iPads to help them design and label materials using Sketchpad.


Computing Skills Showcase

Term 3


Year 1 - algorithms

The year 1 children are using Bee-Bots online to understand algorithms! They have to code their Bee-bot to make it travel in the correct direction to reach the destination.





Year 1 Algorithms - coding Bee-Bots

Term 4

Year 1 - Digital imagery - taking clear photos to make a story

The Holy Family Catholic Primary School Wider Opening Risk Assessment
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