At Cranborne, Computing is taught weekly in every class. It is a popular subject as lessons are fun and engaging. Computing is taught using an online learning platform called Purple Mash and the children use either Ipads or Chromebooks to access the curriculum. The computing curriculum is divided into three areas; Computer Science, Digital Literacy and Information Technology. Although computing is taught as a stand alone weekly lesson, digital technology is regularly used in other subjects across the school. For example, in Year 1 the ipads are used during Design and Technology lessons and higher up in the school the children will often use the Chromebooks to produce a piece of writing during English lessons.
Online safety is embedded into the computing curriculum and is interwoven into everyday conversation with the children. For more information about online safety at Cranborne please click here.
Our learning in the Spring Term...
Year 6 have been busy exploring spreadsheets using the ipads. They have been planning how to spend pocket money and have considered how budgeting on a spreadsheet can help to save money.
Year 2 have been busy working on the 2Paint a Picture tool on Purple Mash. They have been learning how to recreate the impressionist style of art (Monet, Degas and Renoir) using technology and have also learnt about pointillist artists such as Seurat. They have created their own very impressive pointillist art work. Here are some examples.
Year 3 have really enjoyed learning to use the chrome books this week! They explored their google classroom accounts and practised their keyboard and searching skills.
Parenting in a Digital World
Please find below a useful informative guide to help support you in enabling your child to grow into a responsible digital citizen who can keep themselves safe while, at the same time, getting the most out of the digital world.
To access the guide click here
Programmes and Apps to support your
child with their Computing learning
Daisy the Dinosaur
Other Apps we love:
We have invested in a learning platform called Purple Mash. This is an engaging web-based platform where the children can log on and access a range of educational games and activities linked to the national curriculum.
Our Computing lessons will be taught using Purple Mash as well as using some of the apps we have used previously.
Homework will also be set using this website.
Click the link below to access the log on page.
Please see Cranborne's Computing Curriculum overview below.