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Computing

Our rationale for computing can be found here.

The following units are taught each year:

Computing Long Term Plan – LFS to Y6 2020-2021

(Purple Mash)

 

Unit

Content

Sessions

Programmes used

EYFS

The EYFS Areas of Learning and Development Linked to Purple Mash Resources using Mini Mash

Year 1

1.1

Online Safety & Exploring Purple Mash

4

Various

1.2

Grouping & Sorting

2

2DIY

1.3

Pictograms

3

2Count

1.4

Lego Builders

3

2DIY

1.5

Maze Explorers

3

2Go / Beebot

1.6

Animated Story Books

5

2Create a Story

1.7

Coding Weeks

6

2Code

1.8

Spreadsheets

3

2Calculate

1.9

Technology outside school

2

Various

Year 2

2.1

Coding

5

2Code

2.2

Online Safety

3

Various

2.3

Spreadsheets

4

2Calculate

2.4

Questioning

5

2Question / 2Investigate

2.5

Effective Searching

3

Google Chrome

2.6

Creating Pictures

5

2PaintAPicture

2.7

Making Music

3

2Sequence

2.8

Presenting Ideas

4

Various

Year 3

3.1

Coding Number of Weeks

6

2Code

3.2

Online safety

3

Various

3.3

Spreadsheets

3

2Calculae

3.4

Touch Typing

4

2Type

3.5

Email (including email safety)

6

2Email, 2Connect, 2DIY

3.6

Branching Databases

4

2Question

3.7

Simulations

3

2Simulate, 2Publish

3.8

Graphing

3

2Graph

 

 

 

Unit

Content

Sessions

Programmes used

Year 4*

4.1

Coding

6

2Code, Scratch

4.2

Online safety

4

Various

4.3

Spreadsheets

6

2Calculate / Google Sheets

4.4

Writing for different audiences

5

2Email, 2Connect, Google Docs

4.5

Logo

4

Logo

4.6

Animation Weeks

3

2Animate

4.7

Effective Search

3

Google Chrome

4.8

Hardware Investigators

2

 

Year 5*

5.1

Coding

6

2Code, Scratch

5.2

Online safety

3

Various

5.3

Spreadsheets

6

2Calculate, Excel Google Sheets

5.4

Databases

4

2Question, 2Investigate

5.5

Game Creator

5

2DIY 3D

5.6

3D Modelling

4

2Design and Make

5.7

Concept Maps

4

2Connect, Google Slides

Year 6*

6.1

Coding

6

2Code, Scratch

6.2

Online safety

2

Various

6.3

Spreadsheets

5

Google Sheets

6.4

Blogging

5

2Blog

6.5

Text Adventures

5

2Code, 2Connect

6.6

Networks

3

 

6.7

Quizzing Weeks

6

2Quiz, Google Forms, 2Investigate

 

* From Year 4 upwards, pupils will be taught through Google Education Suite programmes wherever possible.

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