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We aim to prepare our children for a rapidly changing world through the use of technology at Clanfield Junior. Technology is changing the lives of everyone. Through teaching Computing we equip children to participate in a rapidly-changing world where work and leisure activities are increasingly transformed by technology. It is our intention to enable children to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information. We also focus on developing the skills necessary for children to be able to use information in a discriminating and effective way. We aim to ensure that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.



In Clanfield, computing is taught across our topics using Cornerstones and the National Curriculum to ensure coverage and progression across of skills with appropriate challenge.


Internet safety is taught each half term, with a different focus for each year group. We use lessons from Project Evolve . In addition to these lessons during our computing sessions we also, use as part the SCARF scheme of work for PSHE, which incorporate elements of internet safety.


Our Computing progression  is broken down into three strands that make up the computing curriculum. These are Computer Science, Information Technology and Digital Literacy. Computer Science underlines the knowledge and skills relating to programming, coding, algorithms and computational thinking. Information Technology underlines the knowledge and skills relating to communication, multimedia and data representation and handling. Digital Literacy underlines the knowledge and skills relating to online safety and technology. Children will be given opportunities in each year group to develop skills in all these areas.


Our Computing curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression.


 If you were to walk into Computing lessons at Clanfield , you would see:

  • Proficient users of technology who are able to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Computing hardware and software being utilised to enhance the learning outcomes of our children, across the curriculum.
  • Children  responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
  • A clear progression in technical skills.