At Guilden Morden we believe that every child should have the right to a curriculum that champions excellence, supporting pupils in achieving to the very best of their abilities. We understand the immense value technology plays not only in supporting the Computing and whole school curriculum but overall in the day-to-day life of our school. We believe that technology can provide: enhanced collaborative learning opportunities, better engagement of pupils, easier access to rich content, support conceptual understanding of new concepts and can support the needs of all our pupils.
We use Purple Mash to deliver our Computing curriculum from Reception to Year 6, within a cloud-based format that delivers exciting and focused lessons through creative tools, programs and games. Our aims through Purple Mash are to:
Being online is an integral part of children and young people’s lives. Social media, online games, websites and apps can be accessed through mobile phones, computers, laptops and tablets – all of which form a part of children and young people’s online world. The internet and online technology provides new opportunities for young people’s learning and growth, but it can also expose them to new types of risks.
At Guilden we have a dual responsibility when it comes to e-safety:
As a school, we foster an open environment in which our pupils are encouraged to ask questions and participate in an ongoing conversation about the benefits and dangers of the online world, through our Computing and PSHE curriculum as well as through class discussions, Collective Worship and Talk Circles.
We have been learning about Robots and Programmable toys. Click HERE to see some of their learning. (you may have to scroll down to see all of the pictures)
We have also been learning how to take photographs so that we can make a record of special events and activities. Clck HERE to see.