Computing at Blair Peach Primary School
Children at Blair Peach Primary School have access to a wide range of computing equipment. There are two Computing Suites with pupil iPads available in KS1 and KS2. The Computing Curriculum is taught around a tight focus on e-Safety. All Year groups commence their learning with this and it is reinforced with additional time during e-Safety week in February. Pupil surveys, parent surveys and parent workshops give a unified, layered approach, to a modern concern facing all families.
Blair Peach teaching of the new Computing Curriculum, tackles Computer Science using Scratch, Digital Literacy and Computational Thinking. Our children are taught how to access information, evaluate its suitability, store it, share it with others and tailor it to meet their own needs.
Blair Peach aims to ensure that pupils become equipped to use information technology to create programs. They will become digitally literate and express themselves and develop their ideas through information and communication technology – working towards a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
‘Embedding computing and digital skills across the whole curriculum with award-winning teaching and learning software for KS1 and KS2.’
The school has invested into new teaching and learning software – Purple Mash. Children will have the chance to teach and be exposed to a huge range of tools, to help develop their learning alongside their school studies. It is primarily being used to assist the delivery of the Computing Curriculum; Coding, Spreadsheets, e-Safety, etc. Some children will be given the opportunity to go deeper with ‘2do’ activities at home. There are also a whole host of resources connected with different History & Geography topics and an extensive EYFS provision within Mini Mash.