Computing at Brightwell

"We are Digital Learners"


Curriculum Intent

At Brightwell School, we encourage the children to experience computing and ICT through a variety of different topics and allow them the opportunity to share and develop their understanding. We have a strong emphasis on e-safety which is included in Computing lessons and in our PSHE lessons. This helps equip pupils for life in the digital world, including developing their understanding of appropriate online behaviour, copyright issues, being discerning consumers of online information and the healthy use of technology. As well as teaching e-safety at school, we also encourage good practice at home and advice is shared on our website and in our termly Safeguarding Newsletters. 

We use laptops and iPads across the classes in a variety of ways, in addition to our interactive Alpha boards. Coding is taught through either apps (in KS1) or by using Scratch and other websites in KS2. 

In all year groups, we aim to develop ICT skills, building upon previous experiences and developing them further. We also aim to introduce new experiences to help further pupils' enjoyment of ICT, such as using animation, photography and programming.


We follow the Kapow Computing scheme of work. Computing Progression of Skills

You can see the Safer Internet Day 2022 Assembly for Key Stage 2 here.

You can watch Digiduck and the Magic Castle story for Reception and KS1 here.


Please see our Curriculum Overviews on the class pages for further details of what the children are learning.