Corporation Road, Sunderland, Tyne And Wear SR2 8PL

0191 5002999

  1. Our School
  2. Our Curriculum
  3. Computing


Hi, my name is Mrs. Shannon and I am subject lead for Computing.

Computing is an integral part of the National Curriculum and is a key skill for everyday life. Computers, iPads, programmable robots, digital and video cameras are some tools that can be used to acquire, organise, store, manipulate, interpret, communicate and present information. We use Purple Mash scheme of work to teach computing from Reception to Year 6.  It is a structured approach to computing, so children acquire and build on their skills throughout school. This enables them to become ‘Computing Proficient’.

Our Aims

  • To provide a relevant, challenging and enjoyable Computing curriculum for all pupils.
  • To meet the requirements of the National Curriculum programmes of study for Computing.
  • To use Computing as a tool to enhance learning throughout the curriculum.
  • To respond to new developments in technology.
  • To equip pupils with the confidence and capability to use Computing throughout their later life.
  • To enhance learning in other areas of the curriculum using Computational Skills.
  • To develop an understanding of how to use Computing safely and responsibly.

At Valley Road Academy, we strive to improve the quality of teaching and learning in Computing. We have invested in good quality resources and equipment to support the delivery of Computer Science.

Our computing curriculum is delivered across school using the  Purple Mash Scheme of Work.

Click the links below, to access planning for each year group

Reception             Year 1              Year 2                  Year 3                    Year 4                    Year 5                   Year 6