At Ludgershall Castle Primary school we recognise that we have a responsibility to prepare all our pupils for the future by improving their knowledge and understanding of technology and how it can aid our learning now and in the real world beyond education.
The world of technology is rapidly developing and changing and we believe our pupils should be prepared for these changes. Computing is an increasing part of life today and it is vital that children are confident and have the ability that they need in this subject for their futures. We aim to ensure that all children leave Ludgershall Castle Primary with a solid foundation to become digital literate. We use a progressive approach from EYFS to the end of KS2 to ensure that our children have fun when using technology, learn new knowledge and skills and can succeed both at school and in the future.
In addition, we understand that we have a duty to keep our children safe online. We ensure that children are taught to be responsible, safe users of technology. They gain increasing knowledge of how best to stay safe when online through progressive explicit, and indirect teaching of online safety both within Computing and across the curriculum throughout their school experience.
Throughout KS1 and KS2 we use Purple Mash as a cohesive scheme of work addressing the statutory aspects of the National Curriculum. We believe that Purple Mash delivers fun and exciting lesson that engage children, and helps to raise standards and achieve the pupil’s full potential. We also use the Digital Citizenship lessons provided by Common Sense Media, and National events including Safer Internet Day to enhance their learning of online safety.
Under the new Government Curriculum guidelines for EYFS there are no targets set for this year group. However EYFS still follow the Digital Citizenship lessons for online safety as well as using a wide range of technologies within the classroom environment. These include, but are not limited to, iPads and interactive boards. Purple Mash and Mini Mash are also used to help familarise pupils with the programme ahead of KS1.
To find out more about how Computing is taught at Ludgershall Castle Primary School please explore the policies, progression map and target documents below. If you require any more information or have any questions, then please contact the school office.