Computing is the safe use of technology to enhance our lives.  

Vision for Computing (Intent)

At Mayfield Primary School, our intent for Computing is to provide a curriculum that equips all pupils with the knowledge and skills to thrive in a digital world. We aim to inspire creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving, and resilience through engaging and progressive Computing lessons. Our curriculum is designed to be broad, balanced, and ambitious, covering not only digital literacy but also programming, computational thinking, and online safety.

We intend for Computing to be integrated across the curriculum, providing opportunities for pupils to apply their knowledge and skills in contexts relevant to other subjects. This approach fosters cross-curricular links, enhances learning experiences, and promotes a holistic understanding of how technology impacts various aspects of life and learning.

Computing Subject Leader- Mrs Tyson

Long Term Plan

Key Vocabulary

National Curriculum Aims:

The National Curriculum for Computing aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
  • can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
  • can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
  • are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.

How is Computing taught and what does it look like at Mayfield? (Implementation)

Our implementation of Computing begins with highly skilled and knowledgeable teachers who receive regular professional development to stay abreast of current trends and best practices in technology and education. Teachers deliver lessons that are well-sequenced, progressive, and personalised to meet the needs of all learners, including those with SEND or disadvantaged backgrounds.

We utilise a range of resources and technologies to enhance teaching and learning in Computing, including interactive whiteboards, Micro: bits and online platforms such as Purple Mash. Through a combination of direct instruction, collaborative projects, and independent exploration, we ensure that pupils develop a deep and broad understanding of Computing concepts and skills.

Our school fosters a culture of innovation and creativity in Computing, encouraging pupils to explore, experiment, and take risks in their learning. We promote a growth mindset, where mistakes are seen as opportunities for learning and improvement. Pupils are given autonomy to pursue their interests in Computing, fostering a sense of ownership and pride in their work.

What will my child leave Mayfield knowing, understanding and appreciating in Computing? (Impact)

The impact of our Computing provision is evident in the achievements and progress of our pupils. Through regular assessment and feedback, we monitor and track the development of pupils’ Computing capabilities, ensuring that all learners are making sustained and substantial progress over time. Pupils demonstrate high levels of digital proficiency, computational thinking skills, and confidence in using technology to solve problems and express ideas.

Our pupils exhibit a genuine enthusiasm and curiosity for Computing, evidenced by their engagement in lessons, extracurricular activities, and independent projects using Purple Mash. They demonstrate a deep understanding of digital citizenship and online safety, applying responsible and ethical behaviours in their digital interactions.

Through our holistic approach to Computing, pupils develop transferable skills such as logical reasoning, creativity, collaboration, and communication, which not only benefit them in Computing but also in other areas of their education and future endeavours. Our Computing provision equips pupils with the skills and knowledge they need to thrive in an increasingly digital world and to become confident, capable, and responsible digital citizens.

Computing Pupil Voice – What do our children think of Computing at Mayfield? (Impact)

Pupils meet with Mrs Tyson every half term to share ideas about how to make computing and our use of technology even better and to help plan and organise themed days or events such as Safer Internet Day and Purple Mash competitions. They are looking forward playing our part in developing our use of iPads at Mayfield Primary School. They help promote the importance of e-safety within the school community.

Mayfield Primary School is proud to be part of the Cranmer Education Trust

Cranmer Education Trust is a company limited by guarantee and an exempt charity registered in England. Company registration number: 07687709. Registered Office: Cranmer Education Trust, c/o The Blue Coat School, Egerton Street, Oldham OL1 3SQ. The website address is and the phone number 0161 785 5082.