Our Intention:
At Netherthorpe Primary School, we recognise the importance of computing in everyday life. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. It is essential that children develop computing skills over time and gradually build up their skills and knowledge. We follow the Sheffield Scheme of computing which we have split into four areas, using Chris Quigley: to code, communicate, connect and collect. These four areas encompass the computing national curriculum.

The Sheffield computing scheme has a clear progression of skills for each year group, which allows children to develop their computing skills over time. From FS2 we start with a computing toolkit where children start to recognise that we control technology and use multimedia and data to communicate.Computing skills are taught across all units and allow children to develop basic ICT skills to be able to access a computer or tablet effectively and search for information on the World Wide Web.  From Year one onwards, each year group has a clear series of computing units to be taught over the year. Each unit relates to one of the four areas to code, to communicate, to connect and to collect.



The Sheffield Scheme of Computing ensures that the full computing curriculum is covered.
The Computing National Curriculum will:

 Provide opportunities for all children to understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation

Enable children to analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems

Ensure that children can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems

Children will be responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.


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Netherthorpe Primary school

Netherthorpe Street
Sheffield, S3 7JA

Main Contact: Elizabeth Gray - Head Teacher

Tel: 0114 272 6834