We aim for the children’s computing learning to fit within Thomas Fairchild’s wider thematic curriculum. We want the children to use a blend of logical thinking and creativity to solve problems that are real and relevant.

We use resources from the Switched On Computing programme of study that give the children an experience of technology’s real-world applications, for example in Game Development, Architecture and Cryptography. There is an emphasis on practical experience of writing computer programs.


The children will be supported in developing their skills in the following areas:

  • Programming
  • Computational thinking
  • Creativity
  • Computer networks
  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Productivity


In the Autumn term, we will be introducing a coding club, where 15 pupils will be able to code with a coding teacher after school.