Curriculum Overview

In line with the National Curriculum Purpose of Study for Computing the aim of the Academy is that its pupils, “use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world.” We want our children to become confident and competent citizens of the digital world, who are able to use their sense of wonder and knowledge of computer systems and programmes to problem solve using computer systems designed for the modern world.

The Greetland Computing curriculum is underpinned by Kapow. The content is categorised into 5 areas and is supported

  • Computing Systems and Networks
  • Programming
  • Data Handling
  • Online Safety
  • Creating Media

These core categories are taught discreetly and are revisited and built on overtime as children progress towards the end of Key Stage 2.

Programming is a key element of the Computing Curriculum. The Greetland Academy uses the National Centre for Computing Education resources to  support the delivery of programme primarily with Scratch.


The Academy recognises the importance of its children being digitally literate, responsible and safe users of online technologies. Within our Computing Curriculum the online safety objectives are covered each half term throughout the year, to ensure children are being reminded of the importance of online safety. Children also take part in activities during safer internet day.

From Reception onwards pupils are told to always share any online concerns with a trusted adult, this including adults at school. Children and their parents are appropriately supported when worries are raised. Such issues are then used as teaching points with relevant year groups and shared with a wider community of parents via the Academy’s Seesaw pages, website, and Facebook page. As children progress through the Academy they are given more in-depth guidance as appropriate to their age and likely usage and experience of the digital world.

To continue to support parents in the ever-changing digital world, The National College, National Online Safety posters are shared on the e-safety tab on the website and with parents. These cover a wide range of online-safety advice, guidance and support. The Great Heights Trust also produce a monthly online safety newsletter which again is shared and can be found on the e-safety section of the website.

Our aims for our pupils

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Our Computing Curriculum

Greetland’s ‘Computing Legends’

We aim to equip pupils with the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life.
Our understanding of ‘knowledge and cultural capital’ is derived from the following wording in the national curriculum:
‘It is the essential knowledge that pupils need to be educated citizens, introducing them to the best that has been thought and said and helping to engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.’ 
Click on the image below to find out which inspirational ‘computing legends’ have been matched to different year groups.