Burton Leonard Church of England Primary School

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The intent of our computing curriculum, implemented through Purple Mash, aims to foster digital literacy, computational thinking, and creativity in our students. By integrating Purple Mash into our teaching, we intend to provide engaging and interactive learning experiences that develop essential skills such as coding, problem-solving, and online safety. Our goal is to empower students to become confident and responsible users of technology, equipped with the skills necessary to thrive in a digital world.


Our Computing curriculum is delivered through the comprehensive Purple Mash scheme, which provides a structured, progressive and engaging approach to teaching the three core areas of 'Digital Literacy', 'Information Technology' and 'Computer Science'. We implement our curriculum by:

  1. Utilising the well-organised lesson plans and resources from Purple Mash, we ensure a coherent progression of skills from early years through to the end of Year 6.

  2. Leveraging Purple Mash’s wide range of interactive tools, simulations, and activities, we engage children in practical and creative computing tasks, from coding simple programs to designing digital content.

  3. Encouraging cross-curricular links, we integrate computing skills into other subject areas using Purple Mash projects and tools, reinforcing learning and demonstrating the real-world applications of technology.

  4. Embedding online safety lessons from Purple Mash, we educate our children on how to use technology safely and responsibly, preparing them to navigate the digital world with confidence. We ensure online safety lessons are taught at the beginning of each Year and then revisited each term.

Year 1 and 2 follow a single aged plan and for years 3/4 and 5/6, we follow a mixed age plan over a two year cycle.

Through this structured and dynamic approach, we aim to deliver a high-quality computing education that equips our children with the essential digital skills needed for the future.


The impact of our Computing curriculum, delivered through the Purple Mash scheme, is profound and multifaceted, instilling not only technical skills but also the core values of love, courage, and service in our children.

Love: Through collaborative projects and interactive activities on Purple Mash, children develop a love for learning and technology. They learn to appreciate the beauty of digital creativity and the satisfaction of solving problems together. This shared journey fosters a supportive and inclusive classroom environment where every child feels valued and inspired.

Courage: Our curriculum encourages children to take risks, experiment with new ideas, and persevere through challenges. By engaging in coding, digital storytelling, and problem-solving tasks, our children build confidence and resilience. They learn that failure is a stepping stone to success, and they develop the courage to innovate and explore new technological frontiers.

Service: We emphasise the importance of using technology to make a positive impact on the community and the world. Through Purple Mash projects, our children learn to create digital content that serves others, from educational games to informative websites. They understand the ethical implications of technology and are encouraged to use their skills for the greater good, promoting responsible and ethical digital citizenship.

Overall, our Computing curriculum not only equips children with essential digital skills but also shapes them into compassionate, brave, and service-oriented individuals. They leave primary school with a deep understanding of technology's role in society and a commitment to using their knowledge to help others and drive positive change.

Please find our Computing Curriculum Map and our Progression of Knowledge and Skills for Computing below


burton leonard curriculum map.pdf


burton leonard church of england skills progression map.pdf