Purpose of Study (DfE)
A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
At Morgans we use Purple Mash as a scheme of learning
Purple Mash is an award-winning cross curricular website for primary school children, enabling them to explore and enhance their knowledge in a fun and creative way. Hosted online and compatible with all tablets and computers, it delivers an exciting mash-up of curriculum focused activities, creative tools, programs and games. This cross curricular platform engages children with maths, spelling and grammar games as well as hundreds of themed writing projects, from coding to spreadsheets and game design to blogging (plus everything in between).
We teach with the Purple Mash scheme of work, step-by-step lesson plans and supporting assessment grids.
Purple Mash enables positive online behaviours, providing a safe way for children to learn to email, blog and express themselves online.