At Brockmoor Primary School, we are CODERS!
Technology has revolutionized the way we live, study, and work, truly underpinning today’s modern lifestyle. With this in mind, we believe it is essential that all pupils at Brockmoor Primary School gain the confidence and abilities within this subject area to prepare them for the challenge of a rapidly developing and changing technological world. It is our intention that the study of Computing will enhance and extend children’s learning across the whole curriculum while they also develop digital literacy, computer science, and the ability to create computer programs. Additionally, it is vital that pupils understand how to enjoy the benefits of modern technology safely in an increasingly digital society.
At Brockmoor Primary School, we aim to provide children with an enriching, diverse, and creative curriculum that balances all aspects of computing. As such, we follow Purple Mash schemes of work, which cover all the requirements of the Computing national curriculum in a way that’s intended to develop pupils’ understanding of the concepts, practices, and perspectives that underpin programming and other aspects of computer science. Furthermore, Purple Mash provides ample opportunity for creative and collaborative project work in which pupils can acquire the information technology skills they’ll need. Purple Mash also helps pupils understand the implications of technology for individuals and society as they become digitally literate.
At Brockmoor Primary School, we like to offer children opportunities to develop their love of computing by organizing and running an after-school computing club. At the computing club, children can further hone their technological and creativity skills, using Purple Mash and other computer programs, as well as being given the chance to foster a passion and love for technology.
What is Purple Mash?
Purple Mash is a comprehensive suite of online learning tools and content, designed to be used by children in both the classroom and at home.
Find out more here: https://2simple.com/purple-mash/purple-mash-parents/
Progression of skills
Below you will find documents that maps the knowledge and the skills that the children will learn across Key Stage 1 and Key stage 2. As well as this, there are documents showing the overview, key vocabulary and knowledge covered in each year group.