Whatever the future holds for our children, basic computing skills are an essential set of skills for our children to develop.

About this curriculum


At EVPS, all of our children, regardless of need or barrier, will enjoy and value computing as a subject. They will become computational thinkers who are able to communicate ideas, problem solve and collaborate with others effectively. We prepare all children for the rapidly changing and expanding world of technology, working practices and social interaction. We enable all children to read and build code; to develop their experience of writing computer programs and how to debug them to solve problems. We teach all children to be responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology and how to keep themselves and others safe online.  


We teach and encourage resilience to persevere to find a solution. We encourage determination through a logical and methodical approach to problem solving including breaking things down into sequences and smaller parts.

Our children will be able to understand how networks, applications and computers work. We build on their previous learning through a structured sequence of progression covering technology, the principles of computer science and digital literacy and support them in using the correct terminology.

We ensure computing is embedded in our whole school curriculum and that opportunities to use technology to enhance and support learning are taken. We develop teachers’ subject knowledge and give them the confidence to teach computing and to adopt the 12 pedagogy principles to increase the effectiveness of computing teaching. We teach collaboration and resilience as key concepts to empower children to be problem solvers and to become more independent and responsible users of technology. We create opportunities for enrichment such as coding club.


Curriculum coverage:

At EVPS we follow a broad and balanced computing curriculum (NCCE) with structured sequential learning, which focuses on progression of skills and embedding knowledge. As part of the scheme all year groups from Year 1 to Year 6 will have six computing units, one in each half term.



At EVPS pupils will become more collaborative, resilient and willing to tackle and solve problems. Pupils will know what good work looks like and what they need to do to achieve this standard so that they enjoy and value computing as a subject. Children will be aware of the role of computing and technology as part of the wider world, including everyday uses and career opportunities. They will learn how to be confident and responsible users of technology. Assessment will focus on the children’s ability to express their knowledge and understanding. Formative assessment in each lesson will be a real-time assessment of what they have learnt and will be used to address misconceptions. There will be opportunities for pupils to discuss and explain their thinking and to show how their previous learning will help in developing new skills and understanding. Progress will be demonstrated through regular reviewing and scrutinising of children’s understanding and skills, and through pupil voice in conjunction with the use of floor books to revisit previous learning.