Advances in technology impact all our lives.  Through teaching Computing at Whinstone, we aim to teach our children to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information in creative ways.  Classes have access to a PC suite, Apple Suite, a bank of iPads as well as many programmable resources.  Our Computing curriculum is coherently planned into the following sequence of topics:

PLEASE NOTE: That the first lesson of every half term for every year group is a descrete online safety lesson. This is to ensure that we cover all aspects of the document ‘Education for a Connected World’ (Feb, 2018). Online Safety is also taught within our PHSE lessons in school and Kidsafe.

Computing Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Year 1 Logging on and Computing Skills Painting Word-processing and Typing (2 Type)

2create a story


Programming Toys and Beebot Programming with scratch
Year 2 Computer Art Word Processing Doink Green Screen videos and iMovie

Programming with

Turtle Logo, Scratch and 2Code

Using the Internet Presentation Skills
Year 3

Desktop Publishing Word Processing

Introduce Office 365

Editing with iMovie/Clips/ Garageband

Internet Research & Communication

Online Safety


Databases 2Logo Programming with toys and Scratch
Year 4

Online Safety

Photo stories

Animation Editing with Imovie/clips/garage band


programming toys

Email office 365 Word Processing
Year 5 Digital Art Editing with IMovie/Clips Internet Research and Webpage design Word Processing and Presentations Scratch and Crumblebots 3-D Model Sketch Up
Year 6 Online safety- Be discerning Scratch and Maths Spreadsheets SATs revision


SATs revision


Video making