How do we teach Computing?
The national curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:
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, 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.
Here are a few links to help you explore E-Safety at home:
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ - 'Think u know'
https://parentinfo.org/ - Parent info