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At Cononley Primary School, we believe that every child should have the right to a curriculum which provides support and challenge to all of our pupils, helping them to achieve to the very best of their abilities. We understand the immense value technology plays in supporting the Computing Curriculum and other curriculum subjects.

Online safety is very important at Cononley Primary School. We ensure this profile is maintained and that pupil needs are met by providing the following:

  • A relevant up-to-date online safety curriculum which is progressive from Early Years to the end of Year 6.
  •  A curriculum that is threaded throughout other curriculums and embedded in the day-to-day lives of our pupils.
  •  A Responsible Use of ICT and E-Technology Policy which all staff, volunteers and governors are required to read and sign.
  •  An On Line Safety Policy which is regularly reviewed and updated.
  •  On line Safety Rules for pupils in KS1 and KS2 which are discussed on school. The rules have been sent home and parents/carers have been asked to discuss the rules at home with their children as well.
  •  The On-line Safety Policy includes a section summarising responsibilities for Parents and Carers and and On-line Safety agreement for Parents / Carers.
  •  Training for staff and governors.
  • Filtering and monitoring systems for all on-line access in school.
  •  Data policies which stipulate how we keep confidential information secure.

What our pupils will learn (intent):

As a school, we have chosen the Purple Mash Computing Scheme of Work from Reception 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 to their full potential. We are confident that the scheme of work more than adequately meets the requirements for the National Curriculum for Computing and the Understanding the World – Technology section of the Early Years curriculum. Our EYFS curriculum also uses Purple Mash units to support learning in Expressive Arts and Design.  The scheme of work provides flexibility and strong cross-curricular links as well as excellent supporting material for less confident teachers.

What our pupils will learn in Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS):

In EYFS, Computing is integrated into the EYFS Curriculum. Staff select resources from the Purple Mash EYFS curriculum   to support the teaching  of the  Early Years curriculum and the achievement of the Early Learning Goal for Technology. EYFS pupils are taught in variety of ways through adult-led and supported tasks and child-initiated learning in provision areas. Please see the EYFS Curriculum for further details. 

What our pupils will learn in Key Stage 1:

A rolling programme ensures that the Computing topics are taught to all pupils during the Key Stage, taking into account the mixed-age structure of our classes. Please see the table below for the content of the curriculum. 

What our pupils will learn in Key Stage 2:

In Key Stage 2, Year 3 pupils follow the Year 3 curriculum planning and there is a rolling programme in place for Years 4, 5 and 6. This ensures that pupils have access to the full curriculum within the mixed-age group structure of our classes. 

Key Stage 1 Key Stage 2

How the Computing Curriculum will be taught (implementation): 

In Key Stage 1, pupils will be taught in small groups to ensure that  they master basic skills in preparation for Key Stage 2.

In  Key Stage 2, the computing lessons are weekly and last approximately one hour. 

Progress and Assessment in Computing

Pupils' learning is assessed during and at the end of the unit, using the assessment documents which are part of the Purple Mash computing scheme. To see the progression in knowledge and skills which is taught through Purple Mash, please see the links below. 


The impact of the curriculum will be reviewed at the end of the year through observations and assessments of pupils’ learning, reviews of pupils’ work and through pupil discussions about their learning.