Computing Overview


Computing is a really important subject, which provides the children with life-long skills. At Canning Street Primary School, we ensure that children have access to a range of software in order to solve problems, create programmes and make sense of the world around them.

We follow the National Curriculum objectives to ensure that pupils develop an understanding in the three main areas of computing: e-safety, computer science and digital literacy. They learn how to be safe online; how to design, write and debug programmes, as well as how to communicate and express their learning through a variety of software.

Keep coming back to our website to see some of our exciting computing learning throughout the year!



We take e-safety very seriously; the children are taught how to stay safe online from an early age. The internet can be very fun but it can also be a dangerous place if you do not know how to protect yourself. We teach lessons which demonstrate how to use the internet safely (and for enjoyment). Our pupils are shown how to respond if they ever feel unsafe online and we are committed to ensuring that they are aware of the ‘SMART’ online safety rules:


SAFE –Keep safe and don’t give out personal information.

MEETING – Never meet someone who you met online as they could be dangerous.

ACCEPTING – Accepting emails or messages from people you know could lead to problems.

RELIABLE – Information you find out on the internet may not be true,

TELL – Tell your parent, carer or a trusted adult if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable online.




Here is some really useful advice on how to be careful when you use the internet and some great tips to keep safe. If you are worried about anything you see online or people are asking you questions about where you live or saying nasty things to you please speak to your parents or teacher or follow any of the links below for help and advice.



  • Parent Info is a partnership between CEOP and Parent Zone. It provides information to parents and carers about their children’s wellbeing and resilience, internet safety and a wide range of other topic matters like sex, relationship and body image.


  • The Think U Know website will help you go on the internet in a safe way and tell who to talk to if you are worried. You can also find out about Lee & Kim’s adventures or watch Hector and his friends learning to use computers safely!


  • If you want to talk to someone else you can call Childline, which is a place where people who are nice can help you. They won’t tell anyone that you have called and it’s free. You can phone them on: 0800 1111.


  • If you find something on the internet or someone has made you sad or scared you should tell your mum, dad or the person who looks after you at home or a teacher at school. If you would like to talk to someone else, visit the CEOPS website. You can contact people who are friendly and helpful by following the link for your age group.



Please take the time to look through this information and discuss it with your child:




BBC Safe Surfing -


Childline -


CEOP - The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre