At Shirehampton Primary School we use the Purple Mash Computing scheme to teach computing in a cross curricular manner. Within our computing lessons we learn about digital literacy (E-Safety), information technology and computer science.
We aim to prepare our children to be ‘lifelong learners’ with the confidence and ability to develop their skills and understanding when meeting new challenges. Their learning environment should contribute to the development of these skills and they should have access to suitable, up-to-date equipment and emerging technologies. As computing is an increasing part of life today, it is essential that all pupils gain the confidence and ability that they need in this subject, to prepare them for the challenge of a rapidly developing and changing technological world. The use of ICT will enhance and extend children’s learning across the whole curriculum whilst developing motivation and social skills.
The computing curriculum handbook detailing the progression of how this subject is taught across our school, can be found here.
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