What do children learn in Computing?

All children will learn the basics of I.T. literacy

  • How to navigate devices: tablets, desktop PCs, Chromebooks
  • How to use a mouse/trackpad including left/right/double clicking
  • How to type quickly and accurately
  • How to launch apps/programs
  • How to edit & manipulate text and images
  • How to save work
  • How to print work
  • How to use a search engine & be critical of information
  • Why passwords are important & keeping safe online

These basic skills give children the tools to access deeper learning within Computing…

We use the Purple Mash scheme of work for computing (see documents below)


The Purple Mash Computing Scheme of Work is a comprehensive set of resources aligned to the National Curricula for Computing, Technology and Digital Competence.

It exposes children to a wide variety of digital tools, technological skills, and innovations. Lessons are delivered from lesson plans with accompanying slide shows. There are also included additional units that go beyond the expectations of National Curricula, whilst also providing ‘Catch-Up’ units to close gaps in learning. The scheme for Early Years (Reception) shows opportunities for using Mini Mash or Purple Mash as part of the Early Years classroom to support children in working towards early learning goals.