Subject Leader: Mr Fisher

The Curriculum at Holme upon Spalding Moor Primary School

The Intent, Implementation and Impact of our Curriculum – Computing


At HOSM Primary School we understand that computing is an integral part of modern life and therefore we aim to model and educate pupils on how to use technology positively, responsibly and safely. Through three main aspects of the computing curriculum: computer science, information technology and digital literacy, we intend to give our children a broad curriculum with an emphasis on being creators and not just consumers.

We want children to understand that they will all have a role to play in the development of computing in the wider world as they grow up. Through education, we intend to show them the importance of making positive choices when using technology and as future users in a social media led world, they have the opportunities to be creative, kind and inspirational and to help prevent a lot of the issues we sometimes see through misuse of technology in society.

Teaching knowledge-rich computing skills should go hand-in-hand with giving pupils opportunities to apply their knowledge in creative ways. We aim to give all children the opportunities to become skilful computer scientists. We encourage staff to try and embed computing across the wider curriculum and make learning creative and accessible. By the end of Key Stage 2, we want all children to have the independence and confidence to make positive choices and to know the best tool to fulfil the tasks set not only by teachers, but also the challenges they set themselves.



In order to achieve our aims, we will:

  • Use Purple Mash across the school as our main teaching tool ensuring all key areas of the computing curriculum are taught and revisited during a child’s primary school years.
  • Provide staff with opportunities for CPD in order to develop both their subject knowledge and to help them find creative ways to embed computing in the wider curriculum.
  • Aim to keep the available technology in school to be up-to-date and adequate for both the teaching of the curriculum but also to give pupils opportunities to develop their creativity and innovativity.
  • Allow adequate lesson time for both the teaching and learning of skills and giving opportunities for pupils to develop their own ideas and creations using computing technology.
  • Give the subject leader time to monitor and develop the quality of teaching and learning across the school.
  • Allow children to showcase their work using the ‘Noticeboard’ feature in Purple Mash, where work can be shared across the school, encouraging them to take pride in their work and produce work to their best standard.




  • Children have a passion for computers and are able to make meaningful links in computing in the wider world.
  • Children will develop their understanding of computer programming and how digital systems work (computer science), use computer systems to store, retrieve and send information (information technology) and develop their ability to evaluate digital content and use technology safely and respectfully (digital literacy)
  • Children will be curious, creative and innovative and use their skills to make informed choices, realising the potential impact these may have both now and in the future.