The national curriculum for ICT has evolved into ‘computing’. The new computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity while developing deep links with mathematics, science and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems.

The three main strands within computing are computer science (CS), information technology (IT) and digital literacy (DL). The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.

Primary National Curriculum for Computing

Welcome to Computing At St Teresa of Lisieux

Here at St Teresa of Lisieux Catholic Primary we are subscribed to the award winning computing software Purple Mash.

Purple Mash is a tool that is used to enhance the learning of your child in every area of the curriculum.

Every child in Key stage 1 and 2 has been give their own login details to access the resources both in school and at home.

At our school teachers use Purple Mash to support our teaching of the computing curriculum and also to support our creative curriculum throughout the year and to ensure that computing in embedded throughout the curriculum.

Computing Policy


Computing Across the curriculum

At our school we use ICT to enhance learning for all children as a tool to support all aspects of our work in school.

We have invested in;

Times Tables rock stars for key stage 1 and 2

Maths seeds Year 1

Spelling shed KS 1 and 2

Reading eggs Year 1 and 2

Reading Plus Key stage 2

See Saw is an app that is used by both staff and children to record their work/activities as evidence.


Curriculum Map

Progression of Skills


Year 4 drone filming

Today our bubble combined some geography fieldwork with programming computers with Mr Triggs. They used compass points and coding to tell the drone what to film. Mr Triggs only flew the drone and guided the children to carefully select what to film.
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This weeks computer lesson we had to login to purple mash and go into science. Here there was a topic on plants and we had to complete a couple of activities based on plants. Activity 1 was to write about plant growth. Activity 2 was plant labelling. Activity 3 was to use the paint package…
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Computing (Ash)

The children in Ash were exploring different tools to create a picture within Purple Mash Unit 1.1.
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Curriculum Implementation