“Computers are incredibly fast, accurate and stupid; humans are incredibly slow, inaccurate and brilliant; together they are powerful beyond imagination.”

Albert Einstein 

“Everybody should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think.”

Steve Jobs

Helping Each Child to Flourish

All children at Heworth CE Primary School have the right to rich, deep learning experiences that balance all the aspects of computing. With technology playing such a significant role in society today, we believe ‘computational thinking’ is a skill children must be taught if they are to be able to participate effectively and safely in this digital world. A high-quality computing education equips children to creatively understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology and provides insight into both natural and artificial systems. At Heworth CE Primary School, the core of computing is computer science. Children are introduced to a wide range of technology, including laptops, iPads and interactive whiteboards, allowing them to continually practice and improve the skills they learn. This ensures they become digitally literate so that they are able to express themselves and develop their ideas through information and computer technology, at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.

What computing looks like at Heworth CE Primary School

  • Our children understand and apply the essential principles and concepts of computer science, including logic, algorithms and data representation
  • Our children analyse problems in computational terms and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs 
  • Our children evaluate and apply information technology analytically, to solve problems in cross-curricular projects
  • Our children communicate ideas well by utilising appliances and devices throughout all areas of the curriculum
  • Our children’s skills progress, in each year group, in line with the National Curriculum

How do our values shine through in computing?


Our children will develop an understanding that not all they read online is true. They will become discerning consumers of information so they can find reliable sources which they can trust.


Our children will use the skills they have learned, to interact with, and discover more about, the wider world. This will help them develop compassion for people living in different circumstances. 

How do we know children flourish in computing at Heworth CE Primary School?

  • Our children will understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
  • Our children will be able to discuss and talk about what they have learned
  • Our children will be able to use computational thinking to analytically solve problems 
  • Our children will be responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communications technology
  • Our children’s achievements will be celebrated across school