We use Purple Mash to deliver our Computing curriculum.
When a child leaves this school, they will be digitally literate. This will involve having the competence to use a range of technology successfully in order to express themselves and develop ideas in different contexts. They will know how to keep themselves safe when using the Internet and feel confident to use different equipment in a safe and productive manner. At the end of their time at Norton, children will have developed skills to improve their productivity in later life, for any future workplace and an ever-changing digital world. Using Purple Mash as our main way to deliver Computing we believe that every child should have the right to a curriculum that champions excellence; supporting pupils in achieving to the very best of their abilities.
Classes can decide whether to have a designated ‘block week’ of Computing lessons per half term or a weekly session. As a school, we have chosen the Purple Mash Computing Scheme of Work from Reception to Year 6. The scheme of work supports our teachers in delivering fun and engaging lessons which help to raise standards and allow all pupils to achieve to their full potential. We are confident that the scheme of work more than adequately meets the national vision for Computing. It provides immense flexibility, strong cross-curricular links to broaden their Computing knowledge and knowledge in other subject areas. Children have the opportunity to work alone, in pairs or as part of a group using our dedicated computer suite, laptops or iPads for a range of purposes. The equipment is also often used in other aspects of the curriculum for activities related to Internet research or presentations. Safety when using equipment, particularly when children have access to the Internet, is a primary focus for all staff. Safer Internet Day in February gives the whole school an opportunity to explore how children should keep themselves safe on the Internet.