Sir Henry Fermor Church of England Primary School

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Church of England Primary School

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At Fermor, we recognise the important role computing has in preparing all young people to take part in a rapidly developing society where both work and leisure require a good level of computer knowledge.

Following the National Curriculum guidelines, our computing curriculum is based around the following core strands:

  • Information Technology - The use of computers to create, process, store and exchange all kinds of electronic data and information.

  • Digital Literacy – The ability to find, evaluate and clearly communicate information through typing and other media on a range of digital platforms.

  • Computer Science – The ability to design new software, solve computing problems and develop different ways to use technology.



Sir Henry Fermor School: Whole School, Computing Overview



Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6



Information Technology


Digital Literacy:

Computer Science:


Year 1

Using the internet safely

Using a computer/device

Programming devices (Beebots)

Finding images using the web

Using digital paint software

Espresso Coding

Year 2

Staying safe on the internet

Using a computer/device

Espresso Coding

Researching a topic

Taking and using photos

Espresso Coding

Year 3

Sharing information online

Using a computer/device

Espresso Coding

Explore a topic with research and collaboration

Recording and editing videos

Espresso Coding

Year 4

Identifying false information

Using and evaluating online resources

Espresso Coding

Producing digital music

Creating a digital presentation  

Espresso Coding

Year 5

Accessing websites safely and using passwords

Digital Literacy: Researching and presenting information

Espresso Coding

Sharing experiences and opinions (blogging)  

Introduction to using green screening

Espresso Coding

Year 6

Posting information and cyber bullying

Digital Literacy: Researching and presenting information

Espresso Coding

Arranging and publishing information

Green screen project


Espresso Coding



Within our computing curriculum, we teach e-safety through discrete lessons at the start of the school year and within our other computing units.

As a school, we have a long tradition of participating in the annual Safer Internet Day, which this academic year falls on Tuesday 8th February 2022. During this national event, schools dedicate a whole day to celebrating the opportunities given to us by modern technology and the internet, while raising awareness of how to access these safely.