"In subjects such as computing and history, the curriculum is well sequenced. It builds on what pupils have already learned. This is helping pupils to remember and know more over time."
(Ofsted S5 Inspection Report November 2021)
Computing (new term for ICT) is changing the lives of everyone. Through teaching Computing, we equip children to participate in a rapidly-changing world where work and leisure activities are increasingly transformed by technology. We enable them to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information. We also focus on developing the skills necessary for children to be able to use information in an effective way. Computing skills are a major factor in enabling children to be confident, creative and independent learners.
At St Paul's Catholic Primary School, VA, we use the Purple Mash scheme of work for Computing. We also teach computer skills through other subject areas. The Purple Mash scheme builds on previous knowledge and prepares children for the next chapter in their educational journey. Mr Purcell (Computing Lead)
Computing Long Term Plan
Click on the links below to access Mathletics and Purple Mash.
Mathletics is a brilliant website which enables your child to consolidate and learn more Maths at home. We have a weekly Mathletics award in school so try and earn as many points as you can.
Purple Mash is a wonderful website which enables children to explore creative resources to support English, Maths, Science, History, Geography and Art.
Remote Learning at St. Paul's
At St. Paul's we use Google Classroom as our main platform for online learning. This enables the children to access live lessons, complete activities online, upload videos, pictures, drawings and writing, it allows teachers to leave verbal and written feedback to each individual child and the children have become experts in using it!
Planpanion (https://www.planpanion.co.uk/) will used throughout the year by teachers to set homework and spelling activities for the children to complete at home and it will also be used within lessons when appropriate.
Reception class use Tapestry as their main platform for online learning.
Zoom is also used for children to access some live lessons.
Examples of Remote Learning at St. Paul's.
We are incredibly proud of how hard all of our children worked during the national lockdown and the awful bubble closures. Here are some examples of the children's brilliant work.