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

Vision for Computing (Intent)

At Mayfield Primary School, we aim to equip our children with the necessary skills and confidence to benefit from the ever-advancing technology on offer to them. We hope to open their eyes to the wealth of learning opportunities offered by technology and ensure that they also have a solid understanding of how to use it safely.

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)

During Computing sessions, children build upon their learning – year on year – through a development of:

  • E-safety awareness
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Digital Literacy

We believe that technology can provide enhanced collaborative learning opportunities; engagement of all pupils; easier access to rich content; support conceptual understanding of new concepts and can support the needs of all our pupils. At Mayfield, Computing units enable children to measure their own progress. We understand and promote the immense value technology plays not only in supporting the Computing and whole school curriculum but overall in the day-to-day life of our school. We enthuse and equip children withthe capability to use technology throughout their lives.

Children use iPads to access Purple Mash, the online learning platform, during Computing lessons. We seek opportunities to involve members of the computing community to inspire our students, providing them with a purpose to their projects. We involve the school in national and global events and competitions so children can join the wider computing community. Our computing curriculum teaches pupils to become responsible, respectful and competent users of data, information and communication technology.

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

At Mayfield we recognise that computing is fundamental element to modern life. Our aim is to make computing at Mayfield as relevant and as accessible as possible to the children’s lives. Mayfield children are taught to develop a love for the subject and a desire to apply computing to a range of everyday problems. We also take part in local and national computing events such as: E-safety week and National Coding Week.

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.