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.
The internet is a wonderful thing and plays a big part in our lives. It can help us talk with friends, learn new knowledge and provide us with entertainment. We use the internet when we are on computers, smart phones and lots of other gadgets. But, just like in the real world, it's very important we know how to keep safe when online. Most importantly, always remember to talk to someone you trust if you are worried or concerned about anything.
Our SMART rules can help remind us of how to stay safe: