We aim to provide a high-quality computing education that equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming.

Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. In addition to this, we aim for the children to have an exceptional grasp of a range of digital skills that are transferable within the other subjects that they study. Computing also ensures 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. 

Our vision at Brookfield Primary Academy is to ensure that Computing is taught across all year groups from Year 3 through to Year 6.  By the time children leave primary school in Year 6, they will be equipped with the knowledge and understanding to work safely, responsibly and have a healthy approach to the use of technology.  Children will also have a secure knowledge of coding in order to prepare them for their secondary education. In addition to this, children have an exceptional grasp of a range of digital skills that are transferable to secondary education and later life.

Computing at Brookfield Overview

Computing Substantive and Disciplinary Knowledge Progression Map

National Curriculum - Computing