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Computing

At Beech Street Primary School, we recognise the importance of computing skills across all aspects of modern-day life. Not only is computing essential at home and in the children’s future lives in the workplace, Computing also has many cross-curricular links, for example in Maths, Science and Design Technology.

At Beech Street, we teach all three elements of Computing: Computer Science, Information Technology and Digital Literacy. Our children have access to a wide range of technology which encourages the development and application of taught skills. Our technology includes: iPads, Chromebooks, laptops, PCs, interactive whiteboards, BeeBots and a green screen. 

 

Aims:

  • To enable all children to understand how to use the internet in a safe and responsible manner

 

  • To enable the children to become ‘digitally literate’, confident and creative technology users

 

  • To provide children with opportunities to develop their problem solving skills

 

  • To encourage independent learning

At Beech Street School, we use Purple Mash to support our curriculum and planning.

Purple Mash allows the children to apply the skills they are learning to all aspects of the Computing curriculum.

Please click on the Purple Mash icon below to go straight to the Purple Mash website. Each child has their own personal login so they can create a portfolio of their work. Homework is regularly set on Purple Mash, in the 2Dos section. If you are unsure of your child's login, please ask their class teacher. 

Online Safety is an incredibly important part of the Computing curriculum. At Beech Street School, we start each half term with Online Safety lessons to ensure our children are able to access technology in a safe and responsible manner. 

Through our subscription with the eAWARE programme, we are able to assess the current Online Safety needs of our children and tailor our lessons to ensure our curriculum is relevant to the changing online world that they are facing. 

Click on the icon below to take a closer look at the eAWARE website. 

Parents can access the eAWARE videos and support guidance to help with Online Safety at home. Please contact school for our unique school login code.