Smithills ICT's Primary Computing Scheme of Work
Written by Lesley   
Monday, 28 April 2014 15:29

If you are using our computing curriculum, we'd appreciate a few moments of your time to find out what you think. Please click here to provide a short review via the Teacher Development Trust, thank you!

We are delighted to be able to share our new primary computing curriculum and scheme of work with you. Hot off the press, our curriculum contains a long term plan and medium term plans, over two cycles, for KS1, Lower KS2 and Upper KS2 classes, which can either be taught in key stages or mapped across one year, allocating units of work to each year group. You can download the two sample units for free in .pdf format from our downloads area here. Terms apply, please see bottom of page. If you wish to order our materials, please use the order form here or contact us directly.

We also have two Computing Progression Booklets available. More information here.

What do teachers think about our curriculum? Click here

So what does it look like?

Our scheme is written for the non-specialist teacher and follows easy lesson sequences which contain 12 half termly units of work per key stage, 36 units in total, making use of some generic, freely available software and other software most schools already own, like 2Simple's collection and Lego Wedo. These plans are medium term, with assessments, and as teachers know their pupils best we fully expect them to be used to plan detailed and differentiation lessons, based on the ideas suggested.

The curriculum can be purchased for the whole school or for individual year groups, in sets of 6 units. It is also available for KS1 or KS2 schools. The tracker is also available independently for your school to use alongside your own scheme, as long as it is compatible. Click here to see our about pricing options. Please contact us if you have any questions, we are always happy to advise.


  • e-safety activities
  • key vocabulary
  • pupil 'I can...' objectives
  • end of unit assessment summaries
  • an interactive pupil assessment tracker
  • suggestions for group or independent activities within the lesson sequences


We have sample units for KS1 and KS2, available for you to try before you buy! Please click here to download them. You will need to register for a free account - this is just so that we can see who is interested in the units and also to ensure security on our site. We do not pass details on to third parties.

Unit Overviews

Unit overviews and a long term plan are available. Please contact us for the long term plan or click here to download unit overviews matched to the computing programme of study.

Key Stage One Unit Sample

Beebot Safari - Click here to download the full sample unit

Key Stage Two Unit Sample

Programming a Scratch Project - Click here to download the full sample unit

Assessment Tracker

We are very happy to demonstrate or share a copy of the assessment tracker with schools and genuine enquiries. Please contact us if you would like to find out more about this.


Terms & Conditions

The curriculum is available as a download from DropBox, although we can email it on request. Please check that you have looked at the overviews, long term plan, sample units and clarified any software or hardware requirements with us before purchasing. We cannot provide refunds once units have been emailed or made available electronically, due to the resource being a download. This does not, however, affect your rights in the case of a complaint.


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