At Barlow we understand the need for children to use technology safely and efficiently in an increasing technological world. Our children will need computing skills not only in their next level of education but in many areas of their future lives. We aim to give them a good grounding in the key skills of digital literacy, computer science and information and communication technology so they can gain the knowledge and skills that will help them make sense of, and contribute to, the society and world they live in.
We believe that the Purple Mash scheme is best suited to our circumstances. It provides a well-structured, two year curriculum cycle suitable for mixed age classes which can be linked to other curriculum subjects easily. Furthermore, it’s early years Mini Mash scheme allows even our youngest children to access an exciting computing curriculum. Its units are progressive with many opportunities to revisit content to ensure that all the key skills are consolidated and constantly revisited. Problem solving is at the heart of computing and children will have experience of analysing problems and solving them in a computational way. To support this delivery we use class laptops, bee bots, interactive whiteboards as well as a range of unplugged activities.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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