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Blessed Sacrament Primary School


Computing Subject Map 


At Blessed Sacrament, our intent is to provide a high-quality computing curriculum that equips our pupils with the knowledge and skills to thrive in the digital age. We believe that computing education is vital for the future success of our pupils, and we are committed to meeting the expectations set out in the most recent Ofsted inspection framework.

Our intent is threefold:

  1. To develop computational thinking skills: We aim to nurture our pupils' ability to think logically, solve problems, and understand algorithms. By fostering computational thinking, we empower our pupils to approach challenges with creativity and resilience.
  2. To ensure digital literacy: We strive to provide our pupils with a solid foundation in digital literacy. They acquire essential skills such as using technology safely, responsibly, and effectively. We promote online etiquette, critical thinking, and the ability to evaluate online sources.
  3. To foster creativity and innovation: We aim to inspire our pupils to become confident creators and innovators in the digital world. Our curriculum actively encourages creativity through coding, programming, and designing, enabling our pupils to express themselves and explore their potential.


To ensure the outstanding implementation of our computing curriculum, we adhere to the following key practices:

  1. Well-structured and progressive curriculum: We have designed a well-structured and progressive computing curriculum that aligns with the National Curriculum and the most recent Ofsted expectations. This curriculum engages and challenges our pupils at all levels, ensuring a smooth progression of knowledge and skills acquisition from Reception through to Year 6.
  2. Expert teaching: Our highly skilled and knowledgeable teachers deliver the computing curriculum with expertise. They stay up to date with the latest educational developments and use a range of instructional strategies and resources to facilitate effective learning. Teachers provide clear explanations, model computational thinking processes, and encourage collaboration among pupils.
  3. Purposeful use of technology: We aim to create an environment where technology is purposefully integrated into teaching and learning. Our classrooms are equipped with up-to-date hardware and software, enabling pupils to engage in meaningful and relevant activities. We ensure that technology is used across the curriculum, providing opportunities for cross-curricular connections and real-life applications.
  4. Use of quality resources and tools: We utilise a range of quality resources and tools to enhance pupils' learning experiences. These include carefully selected software, platforms, and websites that promote hands-on exploration, problem-solving, and programming skills development. We regularly evaluate and update our resources to reflect the evolving nature of computing.
  5. Differentiation and inclusion: We embrace the diversity of our pupil population and adapt our teaching to meet the needs of all learners. Differentiation strategies are embedded within our computing curriculum, ensuring that pupils of different abilities can meaningfully engage and make progress. We provide targeted support for pupils with additional needs and extend opportunities for our more able pupils.


At Blessed Sacrament, we strive for a remarkable impact on our pupils' computing education. We measure our success through various outcome indicators, such as:

  1. Attainment: Our pupils demonstrate excellent levels of attainment in computing. They make progress in line with or above national expectations, acquiring a secure understanding of computational thinking, programming concepts, and digital literacy skills. Standardized assessments, formative assessments, and project-based assessments are used to track their progress.
  2. Engagement and enjoyment: Pupils are engaged, motivated, and enjoy their computing lessons. They actively participate in a range of activities, collaborating with peers and sharing their ideas. They see computing as a relevant and exciting subject, fostering a lifelong love of learning in this area.
  3. Confidence and independence: Our pupils develop confidence in using technology and demonstrate independent problem-solving skills. They are able to apply computational thinking approaches to a variety of real-life scenarios, demonstrating creativity and resilience in exploring new ideas and solutions.
  4. Digital literacy and online safety: Pupils exhibit a high level of digital literacy and behave responsibly when using technology. They are equipped with the knowledge and skills to navigate the digital world safely, ethically, and critically. Pupils demonstrate an awareness of online risks and exhibit responsible digital citizenship.
  5. Progression and transition: Our pupils seamlessly transition to the next stage of their education, equipped with a strong foundation in computing. They are well-prepared for secondary education, where they can further develop their computing skills and engage in more complex challenges.

Overall, our goal is to empower our pupils to become confident, responsible users of technology who have a deep understanding of the computing fundamentals. We strive for an outstanding impact on their computing education, ensuring that they are prepared for the technological world they will navigate throughout their lives.