Our Vision: Using technology to raise standards: by using innovative, creative and engaging technology we aim to provide students with a window on the world and the freedom to be confident, independent learners.


At Cherry Grove Primary we follow the Rising Stars Scheme of Work for Computing.  Please see the pdf below, which outlines the programme of study for each year group.  In addition to this we integrate E-Safety lessons.  We are fortunate to have great ICT provision at Cherry Grove and currently have one ICT Suite, a class set of iPads, Laptops or desktops in every classroom, mobile laptop suite, Staff ipads, IWB in every classroom, our very own Minecraft server and an Apple Mac. We aim to integrate ICT into all areas of the curriculum using a camoflauge approach to engage and inspire our learners!

The national curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:

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

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

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

  •   are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.

  • Attainment targets

    By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.

             Key stage 1

             Pupils should be taught to:

  •   understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions

  •   create and debug simple programs

  •   use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs

  •   use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content

  •   recognise common uses of information technology beyond school

  •   use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.

  • Key stage 2

    Pupils should be taught to:

    •   design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts

    •   use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output

    •   use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to 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

    •   use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content

    •   select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information

    •   use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.

      © Crown copyright 2013 Reference: DFE-00171-2013 

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Cherry Grove Primary School

Chapel Lane


Chester, CH3 5EN

01244 478316




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