Lead: Katie Tempest

Curriculum Intent


At Blackgates Primary Academy, we offer children a computing curriculum which will equip them for life-long learning.

Computing is such an important life skill. Technology is part of everyday life and for most of us, it is essential to our lives both at home and at work. Through teaching computing, we equip our children with the knowledge and skills they need to participate in a rapidly changing world where work and leisure activities are increasingly transformed by technology. 


It is our intention to enable children to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information. We also focus on developing the skills necessary for children to be able to use information in an effective way. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how the 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. 


Computing skills are a major factor in enabling children to be confident, creative and independent learners and it is our intention that children have every opportunity available to allow them to achieve this. We want to ensure that pupils are 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.



Aims of Computing

National curriculum for computing and our progress of skills within each milestone aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Are confident in using code and can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including logic, algorithms and data representation
  • When coding, can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
  • Effectively communicate and can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
  • Able to connect with others responsibly and are competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology


Children are taught computing using Kapow, below is a table that explains the national curriculum and how pupils are taught them.

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