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Netherthong

Primary School

Computing

Coordinator    Mr Kershaw

 

Please see our Online Safety page under the 'Safeguarding' tab to find out how you can help keep your child safe online.

At Netherthong Primary School we use the Purple Mash scheme of work to embed good computer skills and knowledge. Coding and digital literacy is becoming increasingly important in the modern world, and all year groups are given the opportunity to progress their learning in these areas.

What’s great about Purple Mash is the pupils can access their work at home and have opportunities to practise it whenever. We would encourage that you ask your child what they have been learning in ICT and even logon and show you!

We have a range of computing hardware including laptops, tablets, cameras, easispeak microphones, ipods and bee bots. Laptops are timetabled in both KS1 and KS2 so that each class gets to use the equipment at least once a week during discrete computing lessons as well as across the curriculum.

A great resource that we have now begun subscribing to is the Vodafone Digital Parenting project which includes a free monthly magazine. Keep an eye out in your child’s book bag for the latest magazine. Here is a link to their website: http://vodafonedigitalparenting.co.uk/

Resources

Log in to Purple Mash here

If you’d like to have a go at Scratch at home, you can at:

 

https://scratch.mit.edu/

 

BBC Dance Mat - http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z3c6tfr