At Greenvale, we use the Purple Mash Scheme of Work to teach the Computing curriculum. This ensures all children receive a balanced coverage of the three strands of Computing; Computer Science (programming and understanding how digital systems work), Information Technology (using computer systems to store, retrieve and send information) and Digital Literacy (evaluating digital content and using technology safely and respectfully). Children enjoy learning about the different areas of Computing through a series or progressive activities enabling them to explore and make connections with their knowledge and skills. Lessons are sequenced and learning is built upon year on year to maximise opportunities and learning for all pupils. We believe Computing plays an important part in ensuring children are equipped with the life skills to prepare them for their futures in the digital world we now live in. It is also vital to ensure children are socially responsible online, fully understanding the risks as well as the benefits of technology and are confident in knowing how to respond to things they see online to ensure their safety.
We celebrate successes that children may have with technology in class and in whole school assemblies. We also enjoy taking part in the annual Safer Internet Day, using this as an opportunity to once again highlight the importance of being safe online.