Our intent in Computing is to provide our pupils with the best possible opportunity to use and understand modern day technologies in an effective and safe manner. Pupils will be guided not only to develop their understanding of the skills and knowledge within Computing, but how to develop their own resilience in the modern world and make positive choices to support their own mental well-being.



Our Computing curriculum is designed to progressively develop pupil’s skills and knowledge in Computing and Online Safety, through regular, discretely taught lessons. Children are taught how not only to identify and use modern technologies effectively, but how to use technology safely and in a way which challenges their thinking.  As our pupils progress, their ability to problem solve, work collaboratively and build resilience also progresses, meaning we provide our pupils with the best possible and safest start to their lives in an ever-growing technological world.


We have invested in a progressive scheme, which is closely linked to the National Curriculum’s Programme of Study. Purple Mash Computing Scheme provides clear progression of skills and knowledge, as well as recommending methods of inclusion, challenge, Online Safety and relevant resources. Lastly, it offers a clear assessment guidance, which is clear, thorough and again, linked to the National Curriculum’s Programme of Study. Each class will complete 2/3 units from the scheme per term – all skills, and knowledge, linked the NC PoS are covered throughout relevant key stages.

Key drivers within Computing units are:

  • Teaching of subject specific vocabulary
  • Ensuring that our children have a good understanding of how to stay safe online and use technologies effectively and safely, knowing how to report issues when they don’t feel safe
  • Revisit to aid long term memory



The learning challenges used, to plan and teach Computing, ensure that children are accessing work at age related expectations, with regular opportunities to be challenged through higher-level objectives. Children are assessed according to age related expectations in line with National Curriculum requirements for KS2. This is done in line with the Purple Mash assessment procedures. This information is recorded and monitored by the subject manager through Purple Mash assessment tools. 

Flag It Up

Ensuring online safety for children is of paramount importance in today's digital age. As young minds navigate the vast expanse of the internet, it is crucial to establish a culture of vigilance and responsible engagement. One key strategy is to encourage children to be vigilant and proactive in "flagging up" anything that appears concerning or inappropriate. This means empowering them to recognise potential dangers and providing them with the tools to report such content or interactions. Parents, guardians, and educators play a vital role in fostering open communication channels, where children feel comfortable discussing their online experiences. By instilling a sense of agency and responsibility in children, we can create a safer online environment that empowers them to explore and learn while being shielded from potential harm. 

In the quest for online safety, employing tangible tools like physical mini green flags can serve as a powerful visual representation of vigilance. These flags become symbols of empowerment, reminding children of their ability to identify and address concerning content or interactions. By distributing these flags and explaining their purpose, we equip young users with a physical objects to take action when they encounter something worrisome online. Encouraging children to raise their green flag when they come across questionable material or behavior not only reinforces their agency but also fosters a sense of community and support. This approach helps create a safer digital space, where children feel confident in their ability to navigate the online world while knowing that they have a network of trusted adults ready to assist them in times of need.


Online Safety Progression in the SoW.pdf .pdf
LTP COMPUTING - 2023-2024.pdf .pdf