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In a world where the computing landscape changes daily we try to ensure we stay up to date. We currently have a bank of laptops and iPads which we use these for specific skills and knowledge lessons and to support lessons across the curriculum.


We use Purple Mash as a scheme across the school (see Curriculum Overview) to deliver the entire computing curriculum.


E-safety is an on going conversation with the children, at the start and throughout lessons. We also have focus weeks that tie in with National awareness and the first term of each year has a focus on how to keep yourself safe on-line.


As part of our E-safety curriculum we have a range of appropriate user access protocols which children and parents sign in the September of each year.


Our internet is filtered by EIS and we have requested additional sites to be added to the lists.


Computing intent


The curriculum is divided in to 4 progressions with the teaching of each area varying per year group with some areas being covered primarily in KS1 and others primarily in KS2. 




EYFS: “Children recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools.”


KS1: “Understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital

devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions.”


KS2: “Design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling

or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts."




We consistently update our curriculum in line with developments online and advice.


EYFS: “All schools are required to have regard to the government’s ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ statutory guidance.”


KS1: “Use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.”


KS2: “Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.


Using Technology


Early Years: Children can identify key components of a PC and can save their work on a word document.


KS1: Children can recognise common uses of information technology in the home and school environment, and can use technology purposefully to create digital content.


KS2: Children can Independently select, use and combine a variety of software to design and create content for a given audience, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information.


Using technology in the wider world


Lower KS2: Children will use and understand simple search technologies. Understand how results are selected and ranked by search engines,  recognising that some sources are more reliable than others.


Children will have a basic understanding of what servers are and how they provide services to a network and that computer networks enable the sharing of data and information. They will recognise familiar forms of input and output devices and how they are used.


Upper KS2: Children will use filters in search technologies effectively and be increasingly discerning when evaluating digital content.

Computing Curriculum Overview

For Safer Internet Day 2024, we discussed important points and tips to stay safe online, such as not talking to strangers, creating strong passwords and playing games that are age appropriate. We also discussed how the internet has changed over time and there are smaller changes too. For example, settings might change or videos may change whilst watching them. We decided it was a good idea to think before clicking, talk to trusted adults and to stop, pause or turn over a device if something makes you feel uncomfortable.

We used our Purple Mash to practise our typing skills and become familiar with the keyboard layout.

Safer Internet Day 2023 - We designed posters to share our top tips for internet safety. The winners (Maisie, Poppy, Sophie and Aston) had their work displayed around the school.