At Pleasant Street Primary School, we believe that developing computing skills are vital for a successful future for our children. In an ever-changing world where technology is often leading the way, we aim to develop confidence and enthusiasm to explore computational thinking and ensuring that all pupils;

  • can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation.
  • can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated the practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems.
  • can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems.
  • are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.

We ensure that all pupils are provided with activities and experiences that may not be accessible for all children. As a school, we own our own set of virtual reality headsets; providing us opportunities to create an immersive learning environment across the curriculum. We also give children opportunities to use Computer Aided Design (CAD) programs to create products on our 3D printer.

We ensure that all children feel safe when they are online and they are aware of how to use new technology, including the internet, safely. As a school, we believe a child’s well-being is paramount and that we have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of the children.

Software our school offers and promotes;

  • 3D Printing and CAD
  • Virtual Headsets
  • MergeCube
  • VirtualiTee
  • BeeBots
  • Sets of iPads per phase

Computing Long Term Plan

We work alongside MGL who offer specialist teaching for Year 1-6 half termly.

computing ltp
Computing National Curriculum
MGL Scheme Overview
Progression-Framework-Computer-Science
Progression-Framework-DL-IT-Beyond-School
Progression-Framework-Information-Technology

Useful Documents

E-safety policy 2021-23
Vodaphone Digital Parenting Guide

Computing Handbooks

MGL have put together a set of handbooks for parents and carers that explain the content of the curriculum.  The handbooks are incredibly useful as they explain how you can support your child at home in the subject and they also suggest age appropriate websites and apps to use at home.

Foundation Stage Handbook (Nursery and Reception)
Y1 Handbook
Y2 Handbook
Y3 Handbook
Y4 Handbook
Y5 Handbook
Y6 Handbook

Useful Websites 

Blockly Games – A fantastic website for future coders.

Scratch Website –  A free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations.

Hour of Code – A brilliant website for all ages to work on their coding skills.

For information and advice about how to keep you and your family safe online please visit our Online Safety page by clicking this link.