Here at Bracken Leas, we use the Purple Mash scheme of work to support our Computing Curriculum. Our scheme of work covers all aspects of the three strands of the curriculum and equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. It develops pupils understanding of programming and computer science while also providing opportunities for creative and collaborative work.

 

The computing curriculum can be considered as being built from three strands:

  • Computer Science: is about using computational thinking to solve problems and make things for a purpose.
  • Information Technology: concerned with how computers and telecommunications equipment work, and how they may be applied to the storage, retrieval, transmission and manipulation of data.
  • Digital Literacy: the ability to effectively, responsibly, safely and critically navigate, evaluate and create digital artifacts using a range of digital technologies.

Our scheme of work covers all these aspects and equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. It develops pupils understanding of programming and computer science while also providing opportunities for creative and collaborative work.

Here is a link to the log in page for Purple Mash

https://www.purplemash.com/login/

Online Safety

We view online safety as an integral part of your child’s education, therefore online safety units are incorporated into each term so that children learn how to access digital information and use digital media safely and appropriately, both at school and at home. We have regular internet safety assemblies and follow the Google Legends ‘Code of being internet Sharp, Alert, Secure, Kind and Brave’ in Key Stage 2 and Ask, Think, Check and Tell in Key Stage One and Early Years.