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Our curriculum will give children:

  • An exciting, rich, relevant and challenging Computing curriculum for all pupils.
  • The opportunity to become responsible, respectful and competent users of data, information and communication technology.
  • Technology solutions for forging better home and school links.
  • Enthusiasm and equip children with the capability to use technology throughout their lives.
  • An understanding of how information is used, stored, created, retrieved, shared and manipulated.
  • The chance to utilise computational thinking beyond the Computing curriculum.
  • Access to a variety of high-quality hardware, software and unplugged resources.
  • The ability to use technology imaginatively, as well as using it to be more efficient.
  • The skills, strategies and knowledge that will enable them to reap the benefits of the online world, whilst being able to minimise risk to themselves or others.
  • More than the government recommended/statutory guidance for the programmes of study for Computing and Online safety.
  • Regardless of their ability, social and cultural backgrounds, those with disabilities, EAL speakers and SEN statement the chance to reach their full potential.


Our curriculum will be experienced through:

  • Fun and engaging lessons which help to raise standards and allow all pupils to achieve to their full potential.
  • Strong cross-curricular links and the 2Simple Computing Tool.
  • Relevant up-to-date online safety which is progressive from Early Years to the end of Year 6.
  • ICT scenarios based on experience in the real world
  • A range of resources which successfully supports delivering the curriculum.
  • Our long-term plan which is based on the Purple Mash programme and enables us over a two-year cycle to cover all National Curriculum objectives.
  • Planning which is differentiated by class groupings (4-year groups) with the possibility of differentiating further for specific year group targets, and to meet pupil needs.
  • Specific language and vocabulary taught and fully exploited.
  • Teachers and support staff having a sound subject knowledge of the curriculum.


Our curriculum will give the pupils:

  • An understanding of what algorithms are, how they are implemented as programs on digital devices, and that programs execute by following a sequence of instructions.
  • The ability to write and test simple programs.
  • Ways to organise, store, manipulate and retrieve data in a range of digital formats.
  • Methods to communicate safely and respectfully online, keeping personal information private, and recognise common uses of information technology beyond school.
  • The knowledge and skills to design and write programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems.
  • The ability to use search engines effectively; be discerning in evaluating digital content; respect individuals and property; use technology responsibly, securely and safely.
  • The opportunity to select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices.
  • The use of logical reasoning to explain how a simple algorithm works and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs.
  • An understanding of computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the worldwide web; and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration.
Click here for Purple Mash Unit planning
Click here for Purple Mash Progression of Skills document
Click here for Purple Mash Online Safety progression document