At Gawber, we believe that computing is an integral part of modern-day life and therefore we aim to equip children with the knowledge and skills required to thrive in a rapidly changing technological world.
By the time they leave our school, children will have gained key knowledge and skills in the three main areas of the computing curriculum: 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).
At Gawber, we follow Purple Mash schemes of work, which covers all the requirements of the Computing national curriculum in a way that’s intended to develop pupils’ understanding of the concepts, practices and perspectives that underpin programming and other aspects of computer science. Furthermore, Purple Mash provides ample opportunity for creative and collaborative project work in which pupils can acquire the information technology skills they’ll need. Purple Mash also helps pupils to understand the implications of technology for individuals and society as they become digitally literate.
We have added ‘key skills’ which also need to be taught in each year group to ensure each child is well rounded in all areas of the computing curriculum and we are continually looking at Purple Mash and how it can be adapted to the ever-changing needs of our pupils.
We strive to keep children safe online and provide them with the knowledge and tools to do so. We will also empower parents, carers and the wider community with up to date information regarding keeping children safe online.
Ultimately, children should leave Gawber as confident, able and responsible digital citizens.