Computing Curriculum

We use the Purple Mash Computing Scheme of Work from Reception to Year 6 to support us in delivering the Computing curriculum.

The scheme of work supports our teachers in delivering fun and engaging lessons which help to raise standards and allow all pupils to achieve to their full potential. We are confident that the scheme of work more than adequately meets the national vision for Computing. It provides immense flexibility, strong cross-curricular links and integrates perfectly with the 2Simple Computing Assessment Tool.


There are 8 themes running through the Purple Mash Scheme of Work:

Online Safety

Children do lots of work in their Computing lessons around the importance on Online Safety. This is revisted regularly when the children are accessing online materials to support learning across the curriculum.

Our Online Safety Policy can be found on our policies page.

Resources to support parents:

Parenting in a Digital World

Parent Factsheet – Child Safety on Tik Tok

Parent Factsheet – Child Safety on YouTube

Parent Factsheet – Child Safety on WhatsApp

Parent Factsheet – Child Safety on Snapchat

Parent_Factsheet – Screen_Time Guidance


Computing in the Early Years

The roots of our Computing curriculum really begin in the Foundation Stage. The prerequisite skills for Computing in the Early Years are mainly taught through the following areas of learning:

-Personal, Social and Emotional Development

-Physical Development

-Understanding the World

-Expressive Arts and Design

Our Early Years curriculum enhances children’s personal experiences and increases their knowledge and sense of the modern world around them. We learn about computers and modern technology, and how we use them. Computers and technology are a part of our everyday life, and so it is really important that our children are confident with them. Computing is also important because it teaches us to solve problems and come up with new ideas.

The table below outlines the most relevant statements taken from the Early Learning Goals in the EYFS statutory framework and the Development Matters age ranges for 3 & 4 year olds and Reception, to match our programme of study for Computing: