Our computing and online safety lead is Mr T Venus.

Our computing and online safety link Govenor is Mr R Fletcher.

To read our ‘intent statement’ for Computing, please see here:

Computing Intent Statement


For curriculum coverage, please read here:

Computing Curriculum Coverage



At Springvale Primary School, we aim to integrate Computing throughout the wider curriculum as well as teaching specific Computing skills discretely. We intend to provide our children with the skills they will need in secondary school and adult life.

The Computing curriculum is divided into three key strands:

  • E-Safety
  • Computer Users
  • Computer Programmers


As our children live in an increasingly on-line world, we aim to give them the skills and knowledge they need to make the most of what’s available to them, while being safe and respectful to each other.

Computer Users

This strand focuses on the day-to-day use of a computer and are many of the skills children will need in most jobs when they are older. This knowledge and skills range from using a mouse and keyboard in Foundation Stage to using programs such as Excel and Publisher in Key Stage 2.

Computer Programmers

This strand focuses on developing children’s logical thinking skills, algorithm writing and knowledge of coding in a range of programmes and formats. This can be taught ‘unplugged’ (without computers) or on platforms such as Scratch or Code.org.


We have created and shared some vital Online Safety information here:

Online tips for parents- Online Safety

Games info- online safety

Useful packs to download for different age ranges:

Home activity worksheets

Schools across the UK are now closed to most families. We know this is a diffiuclt time for most parents. This page is intended to provide you with support and resources to help you learn about online safety at home with your child.

Useful Websites

Online Safety




Computer Users

Mouse control (KS1 and FS) http://primarygamesarena.com/Topics/Mouse-Control

Typing games (all ages) https://www.typing.com/student/games


Computer Programmers

Scratch (KS2) https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/editor/?tutorial=getStarted

For KS1, you can download Scratch Junior onto your tablet for free.

Code.org (KS2) Minecraft and Flappy Code in the ‘Hour of Code’ section of this website: https://studio.code.org/courses