The use of information and communication technology and computing is an integral part of the national curriculum and is a key skill for everyday life. Computers, tablets, programmable robots, digital and video cameras are a few of the tools that can be used to acquire, organise, store, manipulate, interpret, communicate and present information. At St Laurence Church of England Primary School we recognise that pupils are entitled to quality hardware and software and a structured and progressive approach to the learning of the skills needed to enable them to use it effectively.
St Laurence Church of England Primary School has invested in a computing programme (Purple Mash) that has open-ended tools that allow children's creativity to flourish. Children can create expressive multi-media stories, make their own games or compose their own music through the exploration of technology and tools. Computing will be planned in line with Purple Mash, Education for a Connected World and the national curriculum.
The following information was provided in an update in September 2020 -
Computing and computer literacy are playing a large role in keeping our children connected with each other and their teachers during the coronavirus pandemic.
All of our children are enrolled in online Google Classrooms where they can access the curriculum and receive feedback from their teachers. Google Classroom is being used by children in school and those at home. Our children also have access to Purple Mash, TT Rockstars, Charanga, School Jam, Oxford Owl ebook library and Accelerated Reader.
The children were able to receive some training and guidance before schools were closed in March and this has continued during the Autumn term.
- Our children know that they shouldn't share their password for any of our online learning platforms with anyone else.
- We set expectations for staff and students that work should only be completed or feedback provided during the hours of the school day.
Staying Safe Online
Progression of Skills in Computing
Knowledge and Skills Documents - Year 1
Scheme of Work - Purple Mash
Education for a Connected World