The School is currently reviewing the current curriculum


At Tregony Community Primary School, we believe that computing is an essential part of the curriculum; a subject that not only stands alone but is woven into and therefore an integral part of all learning. Computing, especially in current times, is a significant part of everyone’s daily life and children should be at the forefront of new technology, with a thirst for learning what is out there. That's why, our aim is to provide pupils with a wealth of learning opportunities and transferrable skills within computing lessons, that can also be used across other curriculum subjects. At Tregony, we not only want them to embrace and utilise technology, but to develop creativity, resilience, problem-solving and critical thinking skills, opening their eyes to career opportunities that will be open to them if they study computing.

  • Provide pupils with a wealth of learning opportunities and transferrable skills within computing lessons, that can also be used across other curriculum subjects.
  • To ensure pupils can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
  • Provide them with the skills to analyse problems in computational terms, and have practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
  • Turn children into responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology

At Tregony, teachers follow the ‘Switched on Computing’ Rising Stars curriculum, ensuring that pupils’ skills in the three areas of computing (computer science, information technology and digital literacy), progress as they move through the school. Pupils will have experiences of all three strands of the curriculum in each year group, but the subject knowledge imparted becomes increasingly specific and in depth, with more complex skills being taught, thus ensuring that learning is built upon. For example, children in Key Stage 1 learn what algorithms are, which leads them to the design stage of programming in Key Stage 2, where they design, write and debug programs, explaining the thinking behind their algorithms. 

At our school, we have class sets of Chrome books, Ipads and laptops, to ensure that all year groups have the opportunity to use a range of devices and programs for many purposes across the wider curriculum, as well as in computing lessons. Where possible, we employ cross-curricular links, which motivates pupils and supports them to make connections and remember the steps they have been taught.

Online Safety

Online Safety is a strong recurrent theme throughout the Jigsaw puzzles PSHE Scheme of Work,  whereby key messages are reinforced and further explored year on year. 

 Please click the link below to see how Jigsaw supports the 'Education for a Connected World'  framework (2020).

 The key online safety themes explored include:

1. Self-image and identity
2. Online relationships
3. Online reputation
4. Online bullying
5. Managing online information
6. Health, Well-Being and Lifestyle
7. Privacy and security
8. Copyright and ownership