"The principal goal of education is to create young people who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done." - Jean Piaget


Computing Curriculum Vision

At St. Nicholas, our computing curriculum is designed by the philosophy that “if we teach today as we taught yesterday, we are robbing our children of tomorrow”.  Digital literacy has become an integral part of modern life and will play an immeasurable part in our children’s futures, therefore we seek to provide our children with the necessary skills, knowledge and confidence to thrive safely in an ever-changing and technologically advancing world.

Computing Long Term Plan 

The long term plan for computing in all year groups is separated into three key sections:

  • Digital Literacy,
  • Computer Science,
  • Information Technology

These three areas of the curriculum are taught as Multimedia units (Digital Literacy), Discovery Coding Units (Computer Science) and IT Skills Units (Information Technology), click here to see our curriculum breakdown.

The first computing lesson of each half term is used to teach core principles of E-Safety, covering topics from safe image searching and being kind online in KS1 to secure websites and false photography in KS2. To see our full E-safety long term plan, click here.


Digital Literacy