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How computing is taught at Church Lench C E First School


At Church Lench C E First School we understand the importance of teaching digital literacy, computer science and information technology skills to all children. We use the Purple Mash scheme of work to ensure we are covering all the aspects of the curriculum from the Year 1 through to Year 5. By using this scheme as the basis for our Computing Curriculum we ensure that we build on computing skills year on year and enable children to have a good grounding in computing ready for the digital world they live in.


Class 1

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) does not have a separate computing curriculum. However, computing can be interwoven into the seven areas of learning. Year 1 follow the Purple Mash scheme of work.


Class 2 and 3

Both class 2 and 3 follow the Purple Mash scheme of work.


In all classes computing is blocked rather than being taught weekly. This is to enable the children to have a more concentrated time to learn and practice skills and to help retain knowledge over time. Some computing units also link closely with other areas of the curriculum such as maths or science and we timetable these in to fit these areas of the curriculum.