Our Approach

Computing prepares pupils to participate in a rapidly changing world in which work and other activities are increasingly transformed by access to varied and developing technology.

At Inglehurst, we recognise that computing is an important tool in both the society we live in and in the process of teaching and learning. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Pupils use Computing tools to find, create, explore, analyse, exchange and present information responsibly, creatively and with discrimination. They also learn how to employ Computing to enable rapid access to ideas and experiences from a wide range of sources.

Aims and Objectives

School Staff:

  • To become confident in their use of Computing and ICT.

  • To use appropriate Computing resources effectively as powerful tools for teaching & learning.

  • To promote a confident, positive attitude towards the learning and use of computing, making it an enjoyable experience.

  • To provide opportunities for the development of computing skills where relevant across the curriculum.



  • To understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation.

  • To analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems.

  • To evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems.

  • To be responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.


What is Computing like at Inglehurst?

Computing is taught once per week across the school by class teachers. In addition to this, laptops and iPads are available and used in lessons across the curriculum. E-safety is a priority at IJS and is taught frequently in classes and in whole school assemblies. For more information on the curriculum please see the Curriculum Map and Pathway Document below.

For our computing lessons we use the Kapow Primary Computing Scheme, which is authored by primary computing specialists. The scheme was chosen as it easily adaptable to our teaching needs, there is clear progression of skills and learning throughout KS2, and it hosts a range of relevant cross-curricular opportunities - making it perfect for us at IJS.

Currently we offer: 

  • Minecraft club

  • Coding club

  • Hour of Code week

  • iPads in each classroom

  • Pupil laptops across the school

  • Links with DeMontfort University Excel Yourself programme (Year 5)

  • A year 6 trip to the Warning Zone - and E-safety funfair, where children can play interactive games and learn how to stay safe online.

  • All homework is now sent via Google Classroom

  • Regular Google Classroom workshops for parents/carers throughout the year.

For additional information please view the documents below or contact Mr Sherrard (Subject Lead).

Additional Documents