Computing Intent, Implementation and Impact Statement
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord… “plans to give you HOPE and a
FUTURE” Jeremiah 29:11
When planning and teaching computing at St Gabriel’s, we believe that it is an essential part of the
curriculum; a subject that not only stands alone but should be an integral part of all learning. Computing,
in general, is a significant part of everyone’s daily life and children should be at the forefront of new
technology, with a thirst for learning what is out there. Computing within schools can therefore provide a
wealth of learning opportunities and transferable skills explicitly within the Computing lesson and across
other curriculum subjects.
Through the study of Computing, children will be able to develop a wide range of fundamental skills,
knowledge and understanding that will actually equip them for the rest of their life. Computers and
technology are such a part of everyday life that our children would be at a disadvantage would they not be
exposed to a thorough and robust Computing curriculum. Children must be taught in the art form of
‘Computational Thinking’ in order to provide them essential knowledge that will enable them to participate
effectively and safely in the digital world beyond our gates.
In Key Stage 1 the children will learn to understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as
programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions.
They will be taught to create and debug simple programs and use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour
of simple programs. They will be shown how to use a range of technology purposefully to create, organise,
store, manipulate and retrieve digital content as well as recognise common uses of information technology
beyond school. They will be taught to use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information
private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the
internet or other online technologies. Each of these skills will be taught through exciting half termly
In Key Stage 2 the children will design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including
controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts. They
will use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs, use logical reasoning to explain how some simple
algorithms work and correct errors in algorithms and programs. Children will be taught to understand
computer networks, including the internet, and the opportunities they offer for communication and
collaboration. They will use search technologies effectively, learn to appreciate how results are selected
and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content. Children will be taught to select, use and
combine a variety of software (including internet services) on different digital devices to create a range
of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals. They will use technology safely, respectfully
and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns
about content and contact.
Even our children in Early Years provision will be exposed to the understanding of internet safety as they
explore the world around them and how technology is an everyday part of their learning and understanding of
After the implementation of this robust computing curriculum, children at St Gabriel’s will be digitally
literate and able to join the rest of the world on its digital platform. They will be equipped, not only
with the skills and knowledge to use technology effectively and for their own benefit, but more importantly
– safely. The biggest impact we want on our children is that they understand the consequences of using the
internet and that they are also aware of how to keep themselves safe online.
As children become more confident in their abilities in Computing, they will become more independent and
key life skills such as problem-solving, logical thinking and self-evaluation become second nature.
Progression of skills - EYFS and KS1
Progression of skills - KS1 and KS2