New W​​essex Planning

​​​​​​​​​​​ Fotolia_3384020_XS.jpgThe New Wessex Planning allows teachers and schools to build their own Computing curriculum:
                  • to develop safe, responsible and competent learners
                  • who are ​creative, curious and logical
                  • as they navi​gate, investigate and contribute to the world around them
This planning, wh​ich has been developed and constantly updated since the 2014 National Curriculum was launched, is split into blocks for each area of Somerset's computing curriculum.​ Almost 100 blocks allow schools to make choices which fit with the resources they have available and the needs of their learners.​​ ​
'When teachers ask me what are the best primary computing resources, I always say ELIM's planning. You have to pay a small amount but you get great pedagogy (that is always being updated).  Assessment is embedded and they have thought long and hard about progression.  I love working with the team, they are always keen to take part in computer science education research and introduce new ideas in practical ways that work in real classrooms.​'  Jane Waite, Teaching Fellow Queen Mary, University of London.

The planning is only available to eLIM Ed Tech subscribing schools.
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Free sample units:

Programming : Y1 My Code-a-pillar Adventure
Technology in our LivesY2 Do I Trust My Internet Search?

MultimediaY3 Make My e-Book

ProgrammingY4 My Scratch Games

Technology in our LivesY5 Exploring My World

Handling DataY6 Checking My Fitness​

IMPORTANT: Read the guidance here
The New Wessex Planning builds on the existing Wessex Planning. Based on feedback from teachers, we have updated the planning and added new units to make the materials more flexible. You can build your own curriculum by choosing from a selection of blocks for each year to ensure coverage and progression of key Computing skills. 
Our knowledge maps​ provide an overview of the learning for each year group.

Our Resource Overview document provides an at-a-glance summary of the choice of resources to be used for each unit. These are aimed to make the learning accessible whatever your hardware and software may be.

Our progression in vocabulary document can be used to support the development of learning in computing through the school.

Foundation Stage

Continuous Provision Map: Build 'school readiness' as part of broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.  The use and understanding of technology contributes to the wide variety of rich experiences that are crucial to child development. 
Thank you

Thank you to the working group that provided guidance for our review of the Wessex Planning:  Anne Allen, Huish Primary; David Gordon, Chilthorne Domer Primary; Janet Ross, West Monkton Primary; Lois Bowery, Greenfylde First; Matt Mustafic, Beech Grove Primary;  Tony Wheat and Olly Hellis, West Pennard Primary.  

Thank you to to Jen Chilcott at Evercreech Primary for advice and guidance on mixed aged classes.​