Purple Mash and Computing at St Bega’s

The Purple Mash Computing Scheme of Work is a comprehensive set of resources aligned to
the National Curricula for Computing, Technology and Digital Competence. The Scheme of
Work is intended to facilitate the very best outcomes for children. It
exposes children to a wide variety of digital tools, technological skills, and innovations.

Purple Mash is a comprehensive suite of online learning tools and content, designed for children aged 3 to 11 in the classroom and at home. Purple Mash supports learning through its resources, games and creative tools, tailored to the school curriculum; everything from core subjects such as maths, reading, writing and phonics, to all the other topics learnt in school.

The Importance of Computing

Children and now an increasing number of educators, have never known a world before the Internet. The Internet, continued development of computing technologies and collaborative activities has transformed the way people communicate, trade and live their daily lives. The impact of this has created jobs that would never have existed a few years ago. As the digital world continues to evolve, children currently of primary age will be entering jobs in the future that don’t currently exist. It’s therefore paramount that children are given skills, knowledge and opportunities to embrace the digital world confidently, yet safely. Computing should be embraced as an important subject by all stakeholders. Children and staff should value its importance and strive for the very best outcomes of learning. Although there will be some discrete learning within the computing curriculum, leaders need to foster a culture amongst staff and children that there are skills and knowledge that should permeate across a whole curriculum offering.

Essential Knowledge Years 1-6

Purple Mash Evidence and Impact Research

Our Computing Scheme of Work

Year 1/2 Computing Scheme of work cycle A

Year 1/2 Computing Scheme of work cycle B

Year 3/4 Scheme of Work Cycle A

Year 3/4 Scheme of Work cycle B

Year 5/6 Scheme of work cycle A

Year 5/6 Scheme of work cycle B

Parenting in a digital world information for parents and carers