Bolsover Church of England Junior School


Computing Curriculum

Our computing curriculum is separated into 3 areas: Computer Science, Digital Literacy and Information Technology. These are covered across the year groups, looking at a variety of different activities including 'unplugged' and utilising educational apps.


Computer Science- theory


-To identify computer components

-To understand how a computer stores data

-To describe uses of technology

-To understand how simulations are used

-To understand how robots are used

-To describe the impact of technology

-To understand how the Internet works

-To understand how an Intranet works

-To understand how binary numbers work

-To find out about the history of computing


Computer Science- Programming


-To explain what computer programming is

-To explain how an algorithm works

-To control an object to move along a route

-To sequence commands to animate pictures

-To use conditional events in a program

-To use a variable in a program

-To use repetition in a program

-To program actions using numbers

-To use random numbers in a program

-To use variables in a program

-To program a complex game

-To detect and correct errors in a program

-To design and create a computer program


 Digital Literacy


-To use QR codes

-To know how to read URLs

-To understand how to search effectively

-To explore a virtual map

-To know how to communicate online

-To know how to stay safe when using the internet



Information Technology


-To type quickly and correctly

-To type and design a printable document

-To present text using fancy effects

-To create a word collage

-To create a photo collage

-To create a mind map using ICT

-To paint a picture using ICT

-To create a picture using drawing tools

-To create music using ICT

-To create an audio recording

-To edit a digital photograph

-To create an animated GIF

-To create a stop motion animation

-To produce a multimedia video

-To create a multimedia e-book

-To create an interactive activity

-To create an on-screen presentation

-To create a website

-To handle data

-To create a spreadsheet 



At Bolsover Church of England Junior school we want to be at the forefront of technology. Therefore, we have a robust scheme of work for our children to develop their computational thinking.
For information on what to do for safeguarding, online safety and reporting online safety - please view our safeguarding pages.
We believe that computational thinking is vital in helping children to solve problems, design systems, and understand the power and limits of human and machine intelligence. It is an empowering skill and one that all pupils should be aware of and be competent in. Pupils who can access technology are better able to conceptualise, understand and use computer-based technology, and are better prepared for today’s world and future.
 Information and communication technology is an integral part of the national curriculum and is a key skill for everyday life. Computers, tablets, programmable robots, digital and video cameras are a few of the tools that can be used to acquire, organise, store, manipulate, interpret, communicate and present information. At Bolsover Church of England Junior School we recognise that pupils are entitled to quality hardware and software and a structured and progressive approach to the learning of the skills needed to enable them to use it effectively.
We embed online safety/esafety through every ICT lesson and through discrete lessons. We also take part in Safer Internet Days, have our own reporting systems and ensure children are taught how to be safe and how to report any concerns. (Please see our safeguarding pages).