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As Technicians...

Children will develop the skills to:

  • Understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
  • Analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
  • Evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
  • Become responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.


Everyone’s lives are constantly being changed by technology. In these rapidly changing times, we teach computing to equip our children to take part fully in a world where school and home life are continually being transformed by technology.


We want to enable children to confidently and responsibly find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information.  Our aim is to ensure that our children leave primary school computer literate; knowing, remembering and understanding more in computing.


Being able to use a range of technology safely is a major factor in enabling children to be confident, creative and independent learners. It is our intention that children have every opportunity available to allow them to achieve this through both discrete teaching of skills and a cross curricular approach.



At OBN we use purple mash to teach computing skills from Rec - Y6.  Teachers can set ‘to-do’ activities to be completed as part of the work and also to be shared at home. Children are reminded of the online safety rules and procedures if they see or hear something upsetting.


Pupils also have access to chrome books for other areas of the curriculum, such as researching facts, TTRS, spelling shed and Numbots. This all supports children skills for the modern world.



At OBN the children will be digitally literate and able to join the rest of the world on its digital platform. Children will understand how computing skills they learn can be applied  to other areas of the National Curriculum. They will be equipped, not only with the skills and knowledge to use technology effectively and for their own benefit but more importantly- safely! The biggest impact we want for our children is that they understand the consequences of using the internet and that they are also aware of how to keep themselves safe online. As children become more confident in their abilities in computing, they will become more independent and key life skills such as problem solving, logical thinking and self-evaluation become second nature.