Computing & E-safety

Curriculum Intent 2024.pdf
Computing Curriculum overview.docx

What Do We Teach and How Do We Teach It?

At Burton-on-the-Wolds Primary School, we believe a high-quality computing education equips all  children, including disadvantaged children and children with SEND, with the skills and knowledge in computational thinking and creativity to help them to understand the world that they live in and be able to be ambitious, successful young people. Computing is a significant part of everyone’s lives and we believe that children should be at the forefront of new technology to complement and enhance their learning and experiences in a broad and balanced way.

Computing has strong links to a variety of other subjects such as mathematics, science, design and technology and therefore we believe that, as an essential part of the curriculum, it is also integrated into all areas of learning, using a range of hardware, software and opportunities.  We strive to provide a relevant, progressive and enjoyable curriculum for all pupils, as well as using it for a tool to enhance learning throughout the wider curriculum.

Computing as a stand-alone subject has a number of key components, each of which we aim to teach and fully instill the value of amongst our pupils. These are:

·      Computer Science – Pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming.

·      Information Technology – Pupils are equipped to purposefully create programs, systems and a range of content in order to develop products and solutions. They will be able to collect, analyse, evaluate and present data and information.

·      Digital Literacy – Pupils are taught to use, access and express oneself through digital technology, including a critical understanding of technology’s impact on the individual and society, at a level suitable for the future and as active participants in a digital world.


Esafety, or electronic safety, refers to the practices and precautions taken to protect children and young people when using the internet, social media, or any other form of electronic communication. It is a vital aspect of their education, as the online world presents both opportunities and challenges. As responsible educators, it is our duty to equip our students with the necessary knowledge and skills to navigate the digital world safely.

At Burton-on-the-Wolds Primary School, we follow the principle of "Zip it, Block it, Flag it" to ensure the highest level of online safety for our students. Allow me to explain each component in detail:

In addition to these measures, we also incorporate eSafety into our curriculum, delivering age-appropriate lessons that cover topics such as online etiquette, cyberbullying, and digital footprints. By instilling responsible online behavior from an early age, we aim to empower our students to make informed decisions and protect themselves online.

As parents and guardians, your involvement is crucial in reinforcing eSafety practices at home. Here are a few suggestions on how you can support your child's online safety:

Please be assured that the staff at Burton-on-the-Wolds Primary School are committed to prioritizing the safety of our students. We will continue to review and enhance our eSafety policies and practices to ensure they align with the ever-evolving online landscape.