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Sequencing of the Computing Curriculum

How we have sequenced the computing curriculum

1. Units of work have been planned that we know are relevant to our children, provide a broad framework in which to develop computing understanding and knowledge, and that ensure coverage of the national curriculum. 

2. The units of work have been organised into 'strands' (computing systems and networks, programming, data handling, creating media and skills showcase). Each of the strands develop particular aspects of knowledge, skills and understanding from the computing curriculum. This is built upon and developed as children complete further units of work within each of the strand as they progress through the school.

3. Running through all the strands are the core online safety skills which are developed across EYFS to year 6. The online safety skills enable children to keep themselves safe and protected whilst online, and embed the importance to children of speaking to a trusted adult should they feel worried, unsafe or threatened by anything they have seen or experienced whilst online.

4. Knowledge overviews have been created to support the teaching of each unit of work and these are supplemented by an ambitious selection of ‘key knowledge’ we want children to know by the end of each unit.  Teachers refer to these when planning and revising units of work, and when planning retrieval activities.


Our computing curriculum ensures that teachers can quickly gain an overview of each unit of work, identify what the learning outcomes are and how learning needs to be developed and built upon from what has been taught previously.