At Shade we use the Purple Mash Computing Scheme of Work. It is a comprehensive set of resources aligned to the National Curricula for Computing, Technology and Digital Competence. The Scheme of Work is intended to facilitate teachers in achieving the very best outcomes for all children. It exposes children to a wide variety of digital tools, technological skills and innovations to enable them to become informed members of the digital community. It contains everything that is needed to deliver inspiring and engaging lessons whilst allowing for the flexibility to meet individual school needs. The scheme provides the scaffolding for teaching key skills alongside the flexibility to change the context to meet needs of individuals. For example, relating graphing to the local environment; tailoring blogging to individual cultures, experiences, and interests. Lessons are delivered from lesson plans with accompanying slide shows.
We recognise the importance of children being digitally literate, responsible and safe users of online technologies. Within our Computing Curriculum there are planned focuses on e-Safety within the curriculum. During the year children are routinely taught and reminded about good practice whenever appropriate across the curriculum.
From Reception onwards pupils are told to always share any online concerns with a trusted adult, this including adults at school. Children and their parents are appropriately supported when worries are raised. Such issues are then used as teaching points with relevant year groups and shared with a wider community of parents. As children progress through the school they are given more in-depth guidance as appropriate to their age and likely usage and experience of the digital world.
Please see our E safety tabs for more information.