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Computing Curriculum

Our programmes of study are linked with the three strands of the Computing National Curriculum; Digital Literacy, Computer Science and Information Technology. We teach the topics under each strand half termly.


Digital Literacy


 Computer Science


Information Technology

Autumn 1

Autumn 2


Summer 1

Summer 2


Online Safety


Information Technology

Data Handling

We aim for our pupils to achieve a rich understanding of the modern world and the technology that supports it. Our pupils explore and understand different technological mediums such as Interactive Whiteboards, Tablets, Computers, Internet, VR Headsets, Coding and Espresso. At Southbury, our vision is that every child will leave our school digitally literate and confident in their ability to use technology creatively in a wide range of contexts.

We currently run a Computing Club after school, which gives the children further opportunity to explore different mediums of technology as well as developing their coding skills. 

Online Safety

At Southbury, we understand the responsibility to educate our pupils on online safety issues as the online world brings many positives and possibilities, but it’s also full of risks – and it’s constantly changing.

The online safety aspect of our Computing curriculum aims to teach pupils the appropriate behaviours and critical thinking skills needed to enable them to remain both safe and legal when using the Internet and related technologies, in and beyond the context of the classroom.

Computing and online resources are increasingly used across the curriculum. We believe it is essential for online safety guidance to be given to pupils on a regular and meaningful basis. Online safety is embedded within our curriculum and we promote the use of new opportunities to promote online safety.

We have engaged with the NSPCC Speak out Stay safe program within our school as an effective way to support our school's safeguarding duties. This also helped us to further understand the role online technologies play in children’s lives and the risks they might face. The program delivered an assembly to pupils and workshop to parents and carers. The sessions were able to equip both adults and children with the knowledge and understanding they need to stay safe from abuse and neglect online. Children were taught to speak out if they are worried, either to a trusted adult or Childline. Parents gained a better understanding of;

  • which technologies, games, websites and apps children and young people use and why
  • the risks and issues associated with children and young people being online
  • how to access advice and support to be able to better protect children and support parents to    help keep children safer online.

In a rapidly changing society, educating children in online safety is one of our main priorities. To help our pupils become digitally literate, we start each new term with a refresher lesson of what to do and what not to do when staying safe online. We aim to stay abreast of latest changes on social media and technological developments to support children in staying as safe as possible when online.

Here is a film for Parents/Carers that provides tips on how to find information we can trust online.