Carr Green Primary School



Technology is ever evolving and therefore continuingly altering everyone’s lives around us. In these rapidly changing times, Carr Green Primary School aims to teach computing to equip our children to take part fully in a world where school, home life and future aspirations are continually being transformed by the many aspects of technology we now take for granted each day.

Here at Carr Green, it is our intention to enable our children to gain confidence and knowledge to explore, analyse, exchange and present information in a responsible way through the use of technology. It is our aim to ensure that children leave Carr Green computer literate, knowing more about computer systems, remembering how to use technology safely and responsibly, and understanding more about the role computers play in our daily lives.

The national curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
  • can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
  • can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
  • are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology

To ensure this happens, children are exposed to a range of technology enabling them to be confident, creative and independent learners. It is our intention that children have every opportunity available to allow them to achieve this through both discrete teaching of skills and provide opportunities through other subjects to use and enhance their developed skills.



To achieve our intent, we have chosen to implement the Purple Mash Computing Scheme of Work from Year 1 to Year 6. The scheme of work supports our teachers in delivering fun and engaging lessons which help to raise standards and allow all pupils to achieve their full potential in the different areas of computing.

Through regular reviews, we are confident that the scheme of work covers all expected aspects of the Computing curriculum and develops our children’s knowledge and understanding of technology in the wider world. The Scheme of Work provides immense flexibility, strong cross-curricular links and provides excellent supporting material for less confident teachers.

Pupils have access to a range of hardware including laptops, Chromebooks, iPads and programable devices, and software such as Purple Mash, Education City, TT Rock Stars and Read Theory, thus ensuring that they can apply computational thinking to a variety of devices and systems.

Pupils are encouraged to use computational thinking across all subjects, in the form of problem solving, logical planning and reasoning, and, throughout the year, famous computer scientists are celebrated through assemblies and projects. The scientists include Tim Berners-Lee, Ada Lovelace and Bill Gates. These are used to inspire our children to set their life aspirations high and motivate learning.


Curriculum Planning Overview

Computing & IT Long Term Plan

Carr Green Lane, Brighouse, West Yorkshire HD6 3LT

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