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Computing

Vision and Intent

  • At Chalkhill Primary School, we aim to provide children access to enriching, diverse and creative curriculum that balance all the aspects of computing. Technology has revolutionised the way we live, study and work. We follow PurpleMash Schemes of Work to deliver the computing curriculum.
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  • Our intent is that pupils build and excel their knowledge and understanding of computer science in which pupils are introduced to a wide range of technology. This enables them to understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation. They have opportunities to analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems.
  • To ensure that Remote Learning Platforms are established, so that should the need arise children can access education remotely on Online Learning platforms
  • We provide a high-quality computing education that equips pupils to become digitally literate so that they are able to express themselves and develop their ideas through information and computer technology, allow them to continually practice and improve the skills they learn so that they become creative users of computing technology suitable for the future workplace.
  • Computing has deep links with other subject areas too mathematics, science, engineering and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. It is a subject that is ever evolving hence it is vital that pupils develop skills and inquisitiveness to become life- long learners taking responsibility of their own learning.
  • Chalkhill Primary School takes internet safety extremely seriously. Our curriculum therefore places equal emphasis on teaching ‘Online Safety’ in line with the expectations of Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020 (KCSIE 2020) and guidance on safeguarding and remote education during coronavirus.
  • We have an E- Safety Policy as well as Remote Learning Policy that provides guidance for teachers and pupils about how to use the internet  and Online Platforms safely. We not only want our pupils to be competent, confident and creative users of technology but also safe and responsible digital citizens who can apply the British Values of democracy, tolerance, mutual respect, rule of law and liberty.
  • Purple Mash

    What is Purple Mash?

    Purple Mash is a comprehensive suite of online learning tools and content, designed to be used by Primary aged children in the classroom and at home.

    Find out more here: https://2simple.com/parents

    What should you do first?

    To begin with, it’s a good idea to log in to Purple Mash with your child.

    We suggest the following:

    -Familiarising yourself with the menu icons.

    -Looking at any set tasks that have been given to your child (2Dos)

    -Finding out about Class Blogs and Display Boards accessible via the Sharing Icon

    -Exploring the grammar, maths and spelling activities which match to the National Curriculum

    -Play one of many fun, educational collaborative games such as 2Race

    -Delve into the Science area and find out about all the areas of Science it covers

    -Investigate the Topics area to support securing their knowledge of the wider curriculum

    -Tour the Computing area trying out some of the tools such as 2Code, 2Go and Logo

    -Get creative in the Tools section, from making an animation to building a printable 3D model

    -Dive into Serial Mash (an online library of books)

    -Learn through play in Mini Mash (For children aged 3 to 5).

    How can you get more involved?

    As a parent, you can find out about your child’s learning on Purple Mash and support them beyond the classroom by registering with Parent Portal.

    Parent Portal allows you to easily see the learning your child has been doing on Purple Mash, including any comments on work from teachers, homework (2Dos), rewards and so much more. You will never miss out on being informed of your child’s learning as Parent Portal sends all registered users a weekly digest email.

    You can start using Parent Portal today by following the 3 simple steps below:-

    Step 1: Enter URL on your child’s login card.

    Step 2: Click ‘Register as a parent’.

    Step 3: Enter the ‘Parent Code’ on your child’s login card and follow additional instructions.

     

    Login cards can be obtained from the school office, or you can request your child's teacher on ClassDojo.

  • An overview of the scheme of work for each year group can be viewed by following the links below.

    Purple Mash Overview - Year 1

    Purple Mash Overview - Year 2

    Purple Mash Overview - Year 3

    Purple Mash Overview - Year 4

    Purple Mash Overview - Year 5

    Purple Mash Overview - Year 6