Silkstone Primary School, High Street, Silkstone, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S75 4LR

01226 790333

Silkstone Primary School

A School with Soul



We want to ensure that our pupils are equipped with the skills to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and engage with the world around them. We want them to be critical thinkers and empower them to become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through information and communication technology. We want our children understand the digital world in which they live and be active participants of this.


The delivery of our computing curriculum will provide opportunities for pupils to be taught the principals of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming.  Children across the school will have a  computing lesson weekly in the ICT suite in addition to using ICT to support learning across the curriculum.  Lessons have a clear learning outcome, explicit teaching of knowledge and skills and opportunities to develop and apply learning in a range of contexts.   We will ensure children have the opportunity to use a range of different software and digital media. Our curriculum will also pay due regard to the changing online safety needs of all pupils. Our computing curriculum has deep links with mathematics, science, PSHCE and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and articificial systems.  Formative assessment is ongoing throughout each and every lesson. It judges progress and enables teachers to make flexible adaptions to their planned teaching. Through this regular ongoing assessment, tasks are matched to the ability of each child through differentiated activities and adult support which enables a level of challenge that is stimulating for children and develops their questioning skills. We use summative assessment to assess foundation subjects and identify any gaps or misconceptions to be addressed or passed onto the following teachers. This is used to show clear coverage and progression.


Our pupils will be resilient and skilled to meet the needs of our ever changing digital world and the demands of this. Building on their knowledge and understanding pupils will be equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. They shall be active participants of this and be equipped to use computational thinking and creativity.



Class Coverage


Coding and computational thinking



Internet and email


Art and Design





Writing and presenting

Communication and networks


Lego Builders

Maze Explorers

Grouping and sorting


Spreadsheets – 2Calculate

Online Safety


Animated story books

Pictograms Linked to Science and weather observations


Typing skills linked to literacy and history

Technology outside school


Coding – Link to maths and positional skills.

Spreadsheets – 2Calculate – linked to timestables in maths

Online Safety

Creating Pictures – Link to David Hockney in Art


Making Music

Questioning – linked to science Living things and being able to categorise using branching databases

Typing Skills – Linked to literacy


Effective Searching and Presenting Ideas – linked to Judaism and Synagogue powerpoint




Spreadsheets– linked to maths graphs, pie charts

Online Safety

Email safety unit


Branching databases – linked to science and rocks

Graphing – linked to maths

Typing skills





Spreadsheets – linked to line graphs and place value

Online Safety



Writing for different audiences – linked to history

Hardwork investigators



Spreadsheets – linked to a budget

Online safety

Game creator

3D Modelling

Databases – linked to science

Concept maps




Spreadsheets – linked to enterprise project

Online safety

Quizzing – linked to SPAG



Text Adventures