Computing 2019 - 2020

Mr King

In computing, children use a range of software and devices to produce content that brings their ideas to life. All children at our school use laptops and ipads in a range of ways in the classroom.  We invest regularly in new applications and hardware in order to keep up-to-date with new ways of collaborating, creating and learning; and strive to utilise these across all curriculum subjects. Children in all year groups learn to code computer programs in order to create animations, quizzes or games and build upon their understanding and skills year on year. We aim to give children the opportunity to apply their learning across a range of software and platforms preparing them as flexible, computational thinkers who are equipped with the necessary skills to keep pace with a continually evolving world of computers and technology. We also ensure we teach digital literacy every half term to ensure that children are effective digital citizens and learn regularly about how to stay safe online. 

Please find our curriculum map showing content and progression for computing below. 

Files to Download

Computing: Gallery items

ChatterKid , by Mr Tyson

Video documentary , by Mr Tyson

Contact Us

Please direct all enquiries to Mrs H Maiden at the school office:

Telephone 01946 695311 or email

Headteacher: Mr Andrew Beattie

St James' Church of England Junior School. Wellington Row, Whitehaven, Cumbria CA28 7HG