St Martin & St Mary Church ofEngland Primary School


Welcome toSt Martin & St Mary Church ofEngland Primary School


Our Subject Leaders for Computing and Online Safety are Mrs Charlotte Casey (Deputy DSL) and Mr Nat Norris

Computing is a particular development focus for our school. We have committed to improving our teaching and provision and this is underpinned by our engagement with the National Centre for Computer Education. We will use the Computing Quality Framework to review and improve our work. We have already been awarded a certificate by the NCCE that shows we have made this commitment.

Watch this space for further updates...

Statement of Intent  

Through our computing curriculum at St Martin and St Mary’s we aim to give our pupils the life-skills that will enable them to embrace and utilise new technology in a socially responsible and safe way in order to flourish. We want children to become autonomous, independent users of computing technologies, gaining confidence and enjoyment from their activities. We want the use of technology to support learning across the entire curriculum and to ensure that our curriculum is accessible to every child.  Not only do we want them to be digitally literate and competent end-users of technology but through our computer science lessons we want them to develop creativity, resilience and problem-solving and critical thinking skills.  We want our pupils to have a breadth of experience to develop their understanding of themselves as individuals within their community but also as members of a wider global community and as responsible digital citizens.


Core Values - Trust, Honesty, Forgiveness


Early Years Foundation Stage - Children are given opportunities to become familiar with a range of input devices, including the keyboard and mouse, in order to develop the required fine motor skills.  Children have opportunities for exploration with a range of working and non-functioning technology devices where they can select and use technology for a particular purpose.  Children will have an understanding of how they can stay safe online.


Key Stage 1 - Children build on their understanding of how to stay safe when using digital and online resources. Children are introduced to the basics of programming (coding) working with toys and on-screen ‘sprites’ to create effects. Children research, present data and information using a range of different software linking their learning to other curriculum areas.


Key Stage 2 - Children secure their knowledge of online safety and how they can keep safe. They learn about systems that protect them and their information. The children develop their programming schools and use simulations to explore outcomes. The children build on their presentation skills and ability to combine information (text, pictures, graphics and sound) in a range of curriculum contexts. The children further develop their understanding of how the internet and the world wide web were developed and how they operate.

Computing Curriculum Information

Online Safety


Our Computing online safety lesson objectives are taken from Education for a Connected World document (DFE 2020). These cover all 8 strands of online safety:

  • Self image and identity
  • Online relationships
  • Online reputation
  • Online bullying
  • Managing online information
  • Health, wellbeing and lifestyle
  • Privacy and security
  • Copyright and ownership

The National College is used across our whole school community. Children and parents have access to a wide range of information and resources to support their child. All school staff use this to keep up to date and further their own professional development. 

Key Stage 1 Online Safety

Key Stage 2 Online Safety