At St. Joseph’s, we deliver a high-quality Computing curriculum that equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. The core of Computing is Computer Science. 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. We aim for all pupils to become digitally literate, and we give them the means to be able to use and express themselves and develop their ideas through information and communication technology, with a focus on e-safety, at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world. Our Computing curriculum helps to develop the pupils’ reading skills.

Our Computing curriculum ensures that all pupils:

  • can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation;
  • can analyse problems in computational terms and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs to solve such problems;
  • can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems;
  • are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.

Progression of Skills

Computing Progression of Skills


Year 1 Vocabulary

Year 2 Vocabulary

Year 3 Vocabulary

Year 4 Vocabulary

Year 5 Vocabulary

Year 6 Vocabulary

Attainment targets

  • By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.