Curriculum Intent for Computing

At St Matthews, we provide an exciting and rich computing curriculum where we aim to enthuse and equip our children with the capability to use technology throughout the rest of their lives in a responsible, respectful and safe way.

It is our intent that our children will become competent users of computer science, digital literacy and information technology whilst taking their computational thinking beyond just the computing curriculum.

Curriculum Implementation for Computing

We follow the computing National Curriculum and use Purple Mash to support our teaching and learning of this.  Please see the attached documents for Mini Mash in Early Years and Progression of Skills for Years 1 and 2.

All children have access to our computing suite, computers in each classroom as well as class set of chromebooks for all to share.  Interactive whiteboards in every classroom support the children in their learning across the curriculum.  Computing is taught during a computing week every term in addition to an Internet Safety Day every February.  Additionally, online safety is addressed regularly through assemblies, PSHE as well as in Computing lessons.

Curriculum Impact for Computing

Children are assessed formatively during their computing lessons. Summative assessment is undertaken in line with the Purple Mash assessment cycle with the vast majority meet or exceed the expected progress.  Children at St Matthews understand the consequences of using the internet and are able to articulate how they can stay safe on-line.

Early Years Framework Curriculum

Progression of Computer Skills