Wickersley Northfield Primary School

Wickersley Northfield Primary School

Part of White Woods Primary Academy Trust

Northfield Lane, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S66 2HL


01709 543704

Computing at Wickersley Northfield

Computing Statement of Intent

We recognise that technology is playing an increasingly important role in today’s society. It is our intention that the quality of the computing curriculum at Wickersley Northfield is both exceptional and ambitious to allow our pupils to have understanding of computational thinking and digital literacy skills in order to be able to thrive within an ever-evolving world of technological advances. We also understand our role in modelling how to use technology positively, responsibly and safely. We want our pupils to be creators and not simply consumers and our broad curriculum which encompasses Online Safety, Computational Thinking and Digital Literacy reflects this. We want our pupils to see technology being used positively, including social media. We recognise that the best prevention for many current issues relating to technology and social media is through education. Delivering a high-quality computing curriculum will allow pupils to effectively demonstrate their learning through the positive and creative use of technology. 

Our computing curriculum is based on the National Curriculum and weekly computing lessons are delivered effectively in all year groups to allow pupils to apply their knowledge creatively which in turn will help our pupils to become skillful computer scientists.

Please click here to view the full Statement of Intent, Implementation and Impact for Computing at Wickersley Northfield.


Using Technology to Support Learning Across the Curriculum

Our pupils have access to a number of online programmes to support their learning across the curriculum both in school and at home. Click here to access the following websites:


Breadth of Study:

Computing in the National Curriculum

Key Stage One

  • Understand what algorithms are, how they are implemented as programs on digital devices, and that programs execute by following a sequence of instructions.
  • Write and test simple programs.
  • Use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs.
  • Organise, store, manipulate and retrieve data in a range of digital formats.
  • Communicate safely and respectfully online, keeping personal information private and recognise common uses of information technology beyond school.

Key Stage Two

  • Design and write programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts.
  • Use sequence, selections and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output; generate appropriate inputs and predicted outputs to test programs.
  • Use logical reasoning to explain how a simple algorithm works, detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs.
  • Understand computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the world wide web; and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration.
  • Describe how internet search engines find and store data; use search engines effectively; be discerning in evaluating digital content; respect individuals and intellectual property; use technology responsibly, securely and safely.
  • Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information. 

Google Classroom & Remote Learning

Please click here to find out more about Remote Education at Wickersley Northfield.

At Wickersley Northfield, all pupils have their own Google Account which they can use to access their personal Google Drive and Google Classroom.

We use Google Drive and Google Classroom within school, for homework and to support remote learning. 

For help and support, please see the guides below:

How to Get onto Google Classroom from a Computer or Laptop.

How to Get onto Google Classroom on an iPhone or iPad without downloading the app.

How to Download the Google Classroom App on an iPad or iPhone.

How to Complete and Upload a Homework / Remote Learning task on Google Classroom.