Primary School

Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day



At Sellindge we intend to develop computational thinking and creativity so that children are ready to participate effectively in the ever changing digital world. Computing involves how computer systems work, how to design and build programs, how to develop their ideas using technology and to create a range of digital artefects. We want our pupils to develop a positive mindset towards technology so that they are confident to use their skills and understanding, especially as technology develops at such a pace.  We encourage exploration as well as resilience, so that when things go differently to what we may have thought, the children have the confidence to learn from this and move their learning forward. 


All children at Sellindge are also taught and encouraged to become safe and responsible users of technology both at school and home. We aim for them to be Super Digital Citizens by the time they leave Sellindge, so they are prepared for the ever increasing digital and online safety challenges that Secondary School brings.


Computing is taught both as a discrete subject and also used to enrich and support teaching and learning within the rest of the curriculum. Children have access to the computer suite as well as the use of classroom computers. Key Stage 2 children also have a set of laptops that they can use for computing and across the curriculum. Each class also has an interactive whiteboard which both adults and children can use on a daily basis.  In addition to computers, children also use laptops, tablets, programmable toys including Bee-Bots, Log-it boxes and Microbits.



Early Years

Our youngest children are given opportunities to talk about their use of digital technology at home and the technology that we have in the classroom. We talk about using such technology safely and introduce our online safety rules to the children. They also have opportunities to use and explore different devices, such as the Bee-bots which they will go on to use more widely at KS1. The children have access to class computers and are progressively shown a range of different programs so they can start to be more purposeful and creative.


Computing Curriculum ( National Curriculum)


Key stage 1

Pupils should be taught to:

  • understand what algorithms are, how they are implemented as programs on digital devices, and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions
  • create and debug simple programs
  • use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs
  • use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content
  • recognise common uses of information technology beyond school
  • use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies


Key stage 2

Pupils should be taught to:

  • design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts
  • use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output
  • use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs
  • understand computer networks, including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the World Wide Web, and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration
  • use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content
  • select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information
  • use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact

Computer Coding at Home
The core of computing is now computer science. Here are some resources to try at home which will help develop children’s understanding of creating simple computer programs. Remember always ensure you know when and what your children are using when they are online.


Hour of Code Resources

Microbit Code Editor

Here are our Online Safety Guidelines...
Print them out to use at home too.smiley