Launching our 2017 Sheffield Primary Computing Scheme of Work

icons representing scheme of workWe are proud to announce that the 2017 version of the Sheffield Primary Computing Scheme of Work will be launched at a mini Computing conference on the 24th May 2017. This conference will start at 2pm and finish at 5.30pm, with an option for a 4pm start for attendees undable to leave school early. It will include:

  • Sheffield’s Response to the Children’s Commissioner Report “Growing Up Digital” including Digital Literacy in the Computing Curriculum, and advice on implementing the Simple Internet in schools.
  • Three hands on workshops on an aspect of the Computing Curriculum (e.g. Unplugged computational thinking activities; What is the Internet and why is this important? Teaching Maths and English through Computing; Physical Computing with the CodeBug).
  • The launch of the scheme of work, including detail about new content, the assessment framework and the Foundation Stage 2 Toolkit.

Please sign up for a ticket here:

The conference is free to any primary teacher, from Sheffield schools or further afield, and it is ideal for the Computing Co-ordinator to attend.

A feature of the new scheme is the inclusion of a large number of teaching resources and lesson plans created by a current Sheffield Computing Co-ordinator, which will save huge amounts of planning time for teachers. Each unit contains progression statements, mapped to the Sheffield Primary Computing Progression Framework, to assist with assessment.

The scheme of work also contains a Foundation Stage 2 Computing Toolkit, providing suggested activities for Early Years teachers to work with technology; links to teaching maths and English in each unit, plus explicit links to online safety and digital literacy. This will help teachers prepare pupils to be responsible and discerning users of technology in an increasingly digital world.

We have also included a number of different ways of delivering the curriculum, with new units on Code Bug, Hopscotch and tablets to deliver the multimedia strand. Finally there is a new Key Skills strand to be delivered as appropriate, to ensure that pupils leave praimry school with the basic skills required to access technology, e.g. typing, using a mouse, organising files and searching the internet effectively.

For more details about the Scheme of Work, including sample units and the Sheffield Primary Computing Progression Framework, click here.

Email Sue Finnigan: or telephone (0114) 2587728


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