At New Invention, we have developed an engaging computing curriculum that gives children the necessary skills to stay safe and develop their knowledge of coding and working on computers.



Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6





E Safety

VIPERS – E Safety story & Roblox

3.1  We are rule writers

3.2  We are digital friends

3.6 We are avatar creators

Safer Internet Day



VIPERS – Gaming disorder & Xbox

4.2 Peer pressure Fake News

Xmas E-Safety Safer Internet Day

VIPERS Tik Tok & Whatsapp

5.2 We are responsible for our

online actions

5.5  We are respectful of copyright

5.6  We are game changers

Safer Internet Day

VIPERS catfishing & online bullying

6.4  We are respectful of others

6.5  We are online safety problem


6.6  We are safe gaming experts Safer Internet Day

Windows programs

Logging in and using windows

MS Word


MS PowerPoint


MS Publisher


MS Excel

Design, write programs and


3.1 Scratch animation unit

4.1 Educational response game

5.1 Complex input game

App/Website development

Computer networks and using the



Using the internet to gather information


3.4 We are network engineers


5.2 We are cryptographers


6.2 We are collaborative workers

iPad project

Pic Collage

Toontastic &


Digital music



E Safety should run as a theme through all computing lessons with references to safest practices continually made. If an E Safety issue arises as units are taught then an appropriate intervention will be made whether that be a whole standalone lesson, class assembly or larger assembly.


Many elements of the new curriculum require children to programme and code. In order to do this, many of the units use the programme Scratch. Scratch is a programming language and an online community where children can program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation with people from all over the world. As children create with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically. Scratch is designed and maintained by the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab. To visit the Scratch website or download the program, click on the image below. An alternative to Scratch available in the Apple App Store that we use in school is mBlock (which is free to download). 


For a fun alternative coding game, click on the image below. You can code your own Dance Party or try to complete a range of Minecraft challenges.  

As well as exciting computing lessons, our teachers use a range of computer devices to enhance our learning experiences using

– YouTube

– Seesaw

– A variety of maths games

– MyMaths and Reading Plus for online homework and extra practice

– Using iPads and lap tops in class

Each learning area of the school is fitted with state of the art LED interactive whiteboards. 

Teachers also use social media such as YouTube and Twitter to keep parents informed of the latest events in school and update them on our progress.