Knavesmire Primary School

Trafalgar Street, York, North Yorkshire YO23 1HY

01904 806545


INTENT:  Our Intent is that Computing teaching at Knavesmire Primary school enables children to be responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology. At Knavesmire Primary school, the children make use of a wide range of new technologies and applications. They learn to apply their skills in document production, data-handling, graphics and controlling devices. There is also a clear structure that develops programming progressively throughout the school. Through the use of a variety of programmes, these skills are used to enhance work produced in other areas of the curriculum. The school is linked to a large internal network which gives pupils access to their own files, printers and other multimedia devices and this is also connected to the internet via a ‘fire wall’ to provide appropriate access and protection. Pupils have access to desktops and iPads to encourage them to use their research skills in other areas of the curriculum. All year 5 and 6 pupils also have access to their own, individually assigned, Chromebook. Chromebooks are a versatile tool that can be used across all subjects in the curriculum: they enhance learning experiences by providing an interactive approach to all lessons. The school has a structured scheme to teach coding with a range of resources to facilitate its effective delivery. The IMPACT is that Computing teaching enables children to become digitally literate and use information and communication technology to express and develop their ideas.  IMPLEMENTATION:  We have adapted the National Curriculum Computing Programme of Study for the teaching of Computing:  Computing Knowledge Sequencing at Knavesmire Primary


KPS Computing Policy