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St Louis Catholic Academy

St Louis
Catholic Academy

Computing

Computing

Teaching Online Safety

Computing is delivered across all subjects as a cross-curricular tool as well as in computing lessons. Children have access to a range of equipment including, interactive whiteboards, PCs and other word processor equipment/ keyboards, iPads and robots. We supply children with long term loans of laptops to ensure that access is not a barrier to learning. All children are also supported to learn how to keep safe online and all teaching staff complete the NSPCC Keeping Children Safe online. We use Purple Mash in school with home access.

We teach online safety using Project Evolve 

We have chosen ProjectEVOLVE because we can teach in an age relevant and progressive way. The online safety messages that children are taught are age appropriate; meaningful;  encourage refection and generated positive outcomes. 

Project Evolve provides the opportunity for discussion; prompted by appropriate questions accompanied by information to shape thinking and challenge misconceptions. 

The Project Evolve Curriculum Map is provided below. This shows what your child will be taught over each term.  

Teaching Computing Skills 

We use Purple Mash to teach computing skills because this ensures consistent High Quality Learning for children whether they are being taught by a non-specialist teacher.

Purple Mash embeds metacognition, formative feedback, balancing of cognitive load and spiral learning, which are evidenced as making a significant impact on raising attainment.

This means that computer knowledge is valued and specified, is well sequenced and computer knowledge is taught to be remembered.

Purple Mash motivates children to engage in independent, creative learning across the curriculum – building self-esteem as well as skills, with children having home access to Purple Mash to extend their learning at home. Each child has a school login and password.  

Purple Mash effectively scaffolds children from first experiences online towards confident use of secondary school and workplace technologies.

Mini Mash is designed for home use for children aged 3 to 5

Older children find home resources on Purple Mash