Gillas Lane Primary Academy and Nursery, Seaton Avenue, Houghton Le Spring, Sunderland, DH5 8EH

0191 500 5956

Gillas Lane Primary Academy and Nursery

Proud to be part of Aim High Academy Trust

"Alan Turing gave us a mathematical model of digital computing that has completely withstood the test of time. He gave us a very, very clear description that was truly prophetic."

George Dyson


Our Computing curriculum has been carefully designed by Gillas Lane staff working alongside experts in the primary computing sector. This has given us assurance that our Computing curriculum is rigorous, relevant and raises aspirations; it has been sequenced to ensure that children are well prepared to access their next steps in the curriculum.

Each unit has linked Online Safety questions taken from Project Evolve and linked to Education for a Connected World. 

Here are our long term plans for Computing.

Computing Milestones

Our Computing Milestones contain both the substantive and disciplinary knowledge needed to understand the threshold concepts.

Substantive Knowledge

Digital Literacy

  • Becoming an effective and safe user of a range of computer systems
  • Using physical devices
  • Knowledge of the features that likely to mean digital content is reliable

Information Technology

  • Provides a context for the use of computers in society
  • How computers are used in different sectors
  • Describe the methods used to create digital artefacts such as presentations, spreadsheets and videos

Computer Science

* Knowledge of computers and computation

* Concepts such as data, system architecture, algorithms and programming

Disciplinary Knowledge - thinking like a computer user or computer scientist

  • searching
  • editing
  • creating
  • testing
  • tinkering
  • predicting