Calderbrook Avenue, Burnley, Lancashire BB11 4RB

01282 429108

Christ the King RC Primary School

Christ at the Heart Of All We Do


Statement of Intent: 

In the 21st century, our lives are constantly being changed by new technology. In these rapidly changing times, we teach computing to equip our children to take part fully in a world where school and home life are continually being transformed by technology. 

It is our intention to enable children to confidently and responsibly find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information.  Our aim is to ensure that our children leave primary school computer literate; knowing, remembering and understanding computing. Being able to use a range of technology safely is a major factor in enabling children to be confident, creative and independent learners. We place a strong emphasis on the importance of Online Safety to ensure that the whole school community knows how to protect themselves when using the internet at school and at home. It is our intention that children have every opportunity available to allow them to achieve this through both discrete teaching of skills and a cross curricular approach.

Computing Policy 2022

Computing at Christ the King RC Primary School 

Computing in Year 1            Computing in Year 2 

Computing Year 3     Computing Year 4      Computing Year 5     Computing Year 6

Online safety Policy 

Whole School Online Safety Curriculum 

To view Online Safety at Christ the King click here

Examples of computing work at Christ the King

Year 1 Autumn 2 Purple Mash Unit 1.1 Online Safety and Exploring Purple Mash.

This half term Year 1 have learnt to:

  • log in to Purple Mash using their own login.
  • created their own avatar and understand why it is useful.
  • add their name to a picture they created on the computer.
  • open a ‘To do’ on Purple Mash, complete the ‘To do’, and save the work when finished.
  • save work into the My Work folder in Purple Mash and understand that this is a private saving space just for their work.
  • log out of Purple Mash when they have finished using it and know why that is important.

Year 1 Spring 1 Purple Mash Unit 1.2 Grouping and Sorting.

This half term Year 1 have learnt to:

  • sort various items offline using a variety of criteria.
  • sort various items online (on Purplemash) using a variety of criteria.

Year 1 Spring 1 Purple Mash Unit 1.3 Pictograms.

This half term the key learning was:

  • To understand that data can be represented in picture format.
  • To contribute to class pictograms.
  • To use a pictogram to record the results of an experiment.

Year 6

Year 6 have designed their own game using algorithms.  They have built on their prior knowledge and, using PurpleMash, have created their own game with a background, moving graphics, and some have had sound, a timer and a score added too.