Fernvale Primary School

Fernvale Primary School

A place to learn and grow

Somerby Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE7 9PR


0116 241 6722



The computing curriculum at Fernvale, aims to instill a sense of enjoyment around using technology and to develop pupil’s appreciation of its capabilities and the opportunities technology offers to create, manage, organise and collaborate. We aim for children to develop confidence when encountering new technology which is so important in the ever evolving and changing landscape of technology. Through our curriculum, we intend for our children not only to be digitally competent and have a range of transferable skills at a suitable level for future education and workplaces but also to be responsible online citizens. 

Our aim is that children who leave our school in Year 6 will be able to:

  • Design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals. 
  • Use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and be able to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs.  
  • Understand computer networks including the Internet.
  • Select, use and combine a variety of software (including Internet services) on a range of digital devices. 
  • Design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals.
  • Collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information. 
  • Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly, recognising acceptable and unacceptable behaviour.
  • Know a range of ways to report concerns and inappropriate behaviour.


At Fernvale, we teach computing through the scheme Teach Computing which has 3 core strands that run through our Computing curriculum. Each strand has a progression in knowledge and skills, detailed in this document, that link the topic areas together.

  • Information Technology
  • Digital Literacy
  • Computer Science

When teaching computing teachers ensure that ICT is incorporated into work for all subjects using our wide range of interactive ICT resources. We have a wide range of resources to support our computing teaching including but not limited to, iPads, laptops, computers, bee-bots and cameras. Pupils may use laptops or iPads independently, in pairs, or alongside a member of staff. Teachers and pupils are also aware of the importance of health and safety and pupils are always supervised when using technology and accessing the internet.


 We expect all our pupils to follow their age appropriate Acceptable Use guidelines.

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