Gunness and Burringham CofE Primary School

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Our Value for this half term is Respect. "Do to others what you would have them do to you" Matthew 7:12




"The world of computing is a canvas of endless opportunities, painted by the brushes of innovation and creativity." - Steve Jobs"


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At Gunness and Burringham Primary, we aim to prepare our learners for their future by giving them the opportunities to gain wisdom and develop skills that will equip them for an ever changing digital world. Knowledge and understanding of computing is of increasing importance for children’s future both at home and for employment. Our curriculum aims to teach computing to a high standard, developing wisdom and resilience and equipping our children to be best prepared for every stage in their learning and to equip them with life long skills to ensure that they are best prepared to engage in the ever changing world. We want our children to be responsible, confident and competent digital learners within  a technologically advancing world, our children will be taught the importance of being safe online.




Our whole curriculum is shaped by our school vision which aims to enable all children to learn together and  flourish with wisdom and resilience. We teach the National Curriculum, supported by  clear concepts and skill progression. This ensures that skills and concepts are built on year by year and are sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children.


To ensure a broad range of skills and understanding, Computing is taught across four main strands: Computing Systems and Networks, Programming, Data and information and Creating Media. We use resources from Teach Computing, the computing resources provided by the National Centre for Education Computing, this is a DfE fully funded provision to ensure that resources are high quality and progressive. 



Children will be exposed to appropriate and challenging computing vocabulary to support children in their understanding and to further develop wisdom within the subject.



Online safety is taught with the upmost priority. The Class Learning Charter (online user agreement) and key terminology is revisited at the start of every lesson. E safety is taught using Project Evolve, this is implemented over our two year cycle to ensure that outcomes or competencies are mapped out and taught age appropriately to ensure progression and understanding. 


Our comprehensive computing filtering and system is provided by Schools Broadband and is monitored by the Safeguarding Lead Mrs Sowerby. 



The implementation of this curriculum ensures that when the children leave our school, they are competent and safe users of computers and have developed wisdom and resilience to equip them for all future learning and creative journeys. We ensure children look at the ever changing and advancing technological world as part of their present and future.  

Children in our school have developed skills and knowledge to express themselves and be the “creator” rather than the consumer of technology and digital media. Children know that the computing skills and knowledge they have developed equip them to showcase, publish, share and explore their creations, safely, on collaborative programmes. Children understand the purpose of computational thinking as they have secured the skills and knowledge to problem solving, input and understand data, create media and use information technology for a range of purposes.


“I love computing because I can use the skills at home. I created a game from nothing on a website and it was a hit, I got loads of likes. I felt confident changing parts of the game to stop it lagging” – Boy Y6. 


“Every week it gets a little bit easier to find the right keys on the keyboard, my typing is getting quicker” – Boy Y2.


“I love computing because we get to turn our drawings into animations that we can watch over and over and over again” – Girl Y4. 








Our Online User Agreement (Class Learning Charter) 








Computing in Action...

Bringing pictures to life with our animation learning!

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Monday's After School Animation Club!

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Our Curriculum Overview: 










Please see our "Online Safety - Keeping your child safe online" page within the 'Parents' tab on our website for additional information and resources. 

Alternatively, you can use the link below for direct access.