Our computing curriculum focuses on a progression of skills in Digital Literacy, Computer Science, Information Technology and Online Safety in line with the national curriculum programme of study. To ensure all children become competent, creative and careful users of technology, we revisit these strands regularly to ensure all learning is embedded and skills are successfully developed. The Early Years Framework is the foundation for these skills and provides the building blocks for all future learning in computing. 


We teach computing through the Teach Computing programme, in line with the national curriculum and create opportunities for our pupils to use technology to enhance their learning experiences across the curriculum. To promote computational thinking and problem solving, we use the platform. Through this we teach computer science/coding using their rigorous CS courses. See our Summer term overview below.

Teach Computing Key Stage 1 programme

Teach computing Key Stage 2 programme


Our children are always exploring new ways to apply their computing knowledge and skills in other areas of the curriculum. They show an interest in programming and creative design and help others in lessons and in our coding clubs. Children leave our school in Year 6 well prepared for the KS3 computing curriculum, showing high levels of understanding and digital creativity.




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Have a look at our galleries below for a flavour of computing at St Oswald's.


Keyboard Skills in Year 1

Stop Frame Animation in Year 3

Computer Networks in Year 3

Exploring digital devices in Year 3

Stop motion in Year 4


Creating Media in Year 3

3D Computer Aided Design in Year 6

3D Computer Aided Design in Year 6 (2)

Digital Art in Year 6

Digital Media on St Oswald's TV




St Oswald's Home Learning Hub

Ten tips for teaching programming

Computing at school

Network of Excellence

Barefoot Computing

Code Club



Hello World: Magazine for Computing and Digital Making Educators

Computer Science Teachers Association

Digital Schoolhouse


Contact Us

St Oswald's Catholic Primary School

Chapel Lane, Longton, Preston, PR4 5EB

T: 01772 613402