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Gloucestershire GL3 2NB

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Churchdown Village Infant School



At CVIS the intention is that children gain a firm understanding of what computing is through exploration of technologies available, understanding what is technology, understand the uses of technology, programing, discovery, language, coding, basic algorithmic sequences and using databases. Our objective at CVIS is to develop a curiosity for the subject, as well as an understanding and acceptance of the validity and importance of all types of computing, and an unbiased respect for the role that computing may wish to be expressed in any person’s life. We are committed to ensuring children understand the value and importance of computing in the wider community, and are able to use their computing skills, knowledge, and experiences to involve themselves in computing, in a variety of different contexts.


The computing curriculum ensures students discover, create, evaluate and develop. This is embedded in the classroom activities as well as the inclusion of technology in day to day learning and on focus days such as Internet Safety Week. The elements of computing are taught in lessons so that children are able to use some of the language of computing to dissect it, and understand how it is created, used, appreciated and analysed.

EYFS specific

Follow Development Matters Document. Children knows how to operate simple equipment, e.g. turns on CD player and uses remote control. Children show an interest in technological toys with knobs or pulleys, or real objects such as cameras or mobile phones. They show skill in making toys work by pressing parts or lifting flaps to achieve effects such as sound, movements or new images and they know that information can be retrieved from computers. Children are encouraged to complete a simple program on a computer and use ICT hardware to interact with age-appropriate computer software. At the end of the early years, children recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools. They select and use technology for particular purposes.

KS1 specific

Follow KS1 NC curriculum. Children will understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions. The children will be shown how to create and debug simple programs, use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs. The children will use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content and recognise common uses of information technology beyond school. Finally, to 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.


Whilst in school, children have access to a varied programme, which allows them to discover areas of strength, as well as areas they might like to improve upon. The integral nature of computing and the learner creates an enormously rich palette from which a child may access fundamental abilities such as: achievement, self-confidence, interaction with and awareness of others and self-reflection. Computing will also develop an understanding of culture and history, both in relation to students individually and other ethnicities from across the world. Children are able to enjoy computing and technology in its various forms, either as a user or a creator, they will feel the satisfaction in knowing ‘how to’ create, solve and perform in an increasingly wider use of technology. They have an understanding of how to further develop skills less known to them, should they ever develop an interest in their lives.

Curriculum Documents

Computing End Points