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St Mark’s Primary School

"'Let Your Light Shine' Matthew 5:16"



Our children will be taught skills in order to help them become digitally literate through the use of a range of technology that will inspire and excite them on their learning journey within our ever-changing digital world. Children will have hands on opportunities to experience and understand how technology can be used safely in order to equip them with the skills needed in the wider world.  

Words from our children:

Computing is used in all subject areas at St Mark’s, both as a teaching tool and by pupils in their work. We use a variety of technology such as computers, chromebooks and iPads to support learning across the school. At St Mark’s, we recognise the importance of Online Safety (Digital Literacy) which is covered termly and although linked with computing, is taught as a separate lesson in order to highlight the significance of this topic in general life. The other parts of the curriculum are split into Computer Science (Coding) and Information Technology which are taught following an adapted curriculum from Purple Mash.

How is our curriculum unique to St Mark’s? 

At St Mark’s, we have chosen to have a very big emphasis on the safety of children when they are using technology and how to keep themselves safe when they are online. The world we live in is constantly evolving with the range of technology available at our fingertips, therefore making online safety an extremely important part of the curriculum. Our aim is to prepare children with a sound understanding of online safety that they can then apply in our ever-changing digital world. Within our local community, the accessibility to technology is diverse and so we aim to provide children with equal opportunities to explore and experience a broad range of technologies during their time at St Mark’s.  


Another key part of the computing curriculum links to computer science and coding; our aim is to equip children with the necessary knowledge and skills, that will be built on throughout their lives, future proofing for our next generation.  

At the end of Year 6 our children will be able to: 

  • Understand and assess the positive aspects as well as the risks that being online entails. 

  • Know what to do when facing a challenge online, confidently sharing any concerns or worries with a trusted adult.  

  • Successfully use computing and basic functions to enhance and support other areas of their learning. 

  • Be fully prepared to continue to adapt to any changes and developments that arise with technology. 

What does it mean to be an IT specialist 

Studying computing gives you endless possibilities in the future as it will undoubtedly become ever more present as our online world continues to change and evolve. When you grow up, most jobs will involve an aspect of computing; you could become an app creator, a website developer, a video game designer, work in social media and so much more. Technology allows us to make connections and communicate globally, which when done safely, can lead to a wealth of opportunities.