At Treeton CofE primary school, we believe a high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing is a significant part of everyone’s daily life and we believe that children should be at the forefront of new technology. We strive to provide a relevant, challenging and enjoyable curriculum for all pupils, as well as using it as a tool to enhance learning throughout the wider curriculum.
We plan and teach computing to develop a range of skills which show progression in computational thinking, logical reasoning, programming and e-safety. This is delivered through both discrete Computing lessons and in a cross curricular way through integrated sessions (particularly in Key Stage One and EYFS). Children are encouraged to think through their learning, make connections between it, linking to previous lessons, and apply skills to a range of different problems and contexts. Children will learn about digital literacy, information technology and computer science. In addition, Treeton Primary school subscribes to Espresso and Espresso coding (yearly subscription) and, Purple Mash in order to deliver an exciting and engaging curriculum that allows for learning to build upon and progress.
After the implementation of the Computing and internet safety, children will be digitally literate and equipped to use technology effectively and safely. Children will understand the consequences of using the internet and also be knowledgeable on how to keep themselves safe online. Confidence in this subject will enable our children to become independent and competent in key life skills such as problem-solving, logical thinking and evaluation.
What is Purple Mash?
Purple Mash is a comprehensive suite of online learning tools and content, designed for children aged 3 to 11 in the classroom and at home. Purple Mash supports learning through its resources, games and creative tools, tailored to the school curriculum; everything from core subjects such as maths, reading, writing and phonics, to all the other topics learnt in school.
Each child will have a login to Purple Mash for them to be able to use in school and at home.
Children are taught about e-safety through half termly internet safety assemblies and individual class sessions. Teaching and learning is planned from the National Curriculum (2014), broken down by year and term through the school’s yearly cycle planning. This is further detailed in termly plans (medium term). We ensure that our curriculum coverage is consistent across year groups and key stages, whilst also ensuring that disciplinary knowledge is built upon each year. The purpose of this, is to ensure that all teachers are able to support pupils in developing their own knowledge and understanding about Computing, resulting in them being able to make appropriate links to learning within the community and throughout their lives.
Treeton C of E Primary School,
Wood Lane Treeton,
Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S60 5QS