Primary Computing Scheme v.6 launches

    Published: 02 October 2017

    Herts for Learning is proud to launch the latest version of the Primary Computing Scheme for the 2017/18 school year.

    This sixth edition of the scheme provides more support than ever before, for teachers to plan and deliver the National Curriculum computing programme of study. First launched in 2011, the scheme continues to evolve to meet the needs of schools.

    Chris Carter, Computing and eDevelopments Adviser at Herts for Learning, explains,

    Our objectives-led scheme is designed to be flexible, to utilise resources you already own (as opposed to prescribing the software/hardware you should use) and to fit in with other areas of learning.”

    Each term, children follow a particular learning theme, consisting of a series of learning objectives. eSafety is embedded throughout and the scheme provides extensive assessment support, following HfL’s PA Plus approach. Detailed theme guides provide deeper information about the themes and objectives, to help the teachers’ understanding and planning.”

    Last year, we launched an online area for the scheme, providing subscribers with a wide range of additional resources to be used alongside the main scheme document. These resources have been further expanded for version 6, and now include progression papers for KS1 and KS2, including extending the higher-attaining learners. We’ve also added an eSafety progression paper, a new staff computing skills audit tool and more.

    For this latest version, we have also worked with HfL’s Early Years specialists to bring you a completely new EYFS section. Consisting of a number of Area Link Cards, this section supports practitioners in providing an adequate breadth of experiences, using technology across all areas of learning.

    As always, we can support your use of the scheme in person, or through an adviser visit or staff meeting. We also run a range of CPD courses on teaching primary school computing.

    If you would like to continue your subscription or access the scheme for the first time, please visit:

    for pricing and subscription details.

    Read our blog post entitled “Primary Computing Scheme – 10 ways our new version could help your school”.

    By Ryan Fisher, Journalist

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