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How do we teach Computing?

 

The national curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:

  •  can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
  •  can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
  •  can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
  •  are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.

 

At Westglade, we are committed to ensuring that our pupils have the skills, knowledge and understanding of Computing needed for them to engage with technology. To help us achieve this all pupils have access to their own login with PurpleMash.

 

PurpleMash is an award winning programme that helps teach the Computing curriculum. There are lots of exiting games and activities for them to explore. You can access all of PurpleMash at home following this link: https://www.purplemash.com/sch/westglade. The children's logins are in their reading diaries.

 

We are really fortunate to have access to laptops and iPads to deliver our Computing curriculum as well as other gadgets for children to use.

E-Safety

 

The internet, email and other devices play a big part in the modern world. We strongly believe that we need to educate children how to use all this technology so they are able to develop their skills and access their benefits. With that comes a responsibility of teaching children how to be safe when online! We feel this message is strongest when both home and school work together. During our lessons, we always reinforce the message of staying safe online and show our children how to make sure that they are safe. Our internal school systems are monitored and systems are in place to help protect children.

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Here are a few links to help you explore E-Safety at home:

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ - 'Think u know'

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/ - NSPCC

https://parentinfo.org/ - Parent info

Find out more about our Curriculum & Assessment as a whole on the following internal link:
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