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Purpose of Study

The purpose of study for Computing contains some 'big ideas'! We want our learners to be:

New Wessex Planning


New Wessex Planning provides a customisable computing curriculum for primary schools.  It is based on the Somerset Model for Primary Computing with five areas of learning.  This planning updates and extends the Wessex materials.  Schools are able to identify blocks of learning appropriate for their setting and develop their own scheme of work.  

New Wessex Planning is freely accessible for school subscribing to Support Services for Education, ELIM, Education Technology Team.  For other schools:

  • Annual subscription to New Wessex Planning £95 ​
  • Annual subscription to all content on the website £145
  • Access to Open-ended challenge materials £25 - add £1.27 to be sent a copy of the detailed support booklet


Somerset Model for Primary Computing Curriculum


 Five areas of learning have been identified from the KS1 and KS2 Computing Programme of Study.

Resource Materials to Support Study 

 Resources developed from projects with groups of schools in Somerset:



 Considering Resources

 Resources for teaching computing    PDF   Word

iPad apps for teaching computing (Subscribing schools only)

Android apps for teaching computing (Subscribing schools only)

Tablets for Learning webpage