Computing at Denfield Park
At Denfield Park Primary School we have a range of equipment to help our children access the wealth of e-resources now available. Each classroom has a Clevertouch board and a networked class teacher desktop. We have additional desktops in all our classrooms and School library. We have a wired and wireless network which supports the flexible and inclusive approach we have to Computing. Equipment (Laptops and Nexus 7 tablets) are timetabled to allow all year groups to develop their e-learning and core subject skills.
We teach Computing using the Purple Mash Scheme, an approach where pupils are given an opportunity to develop a variety of skills and experiences regarding computer science in line with the National Curriculum. These skills are taught separately on a weekly basis. There is a firm commitment to computing, technology and the development of skills across the school. Our aim is for pupils to become confident problem solvers and equip them to use computational thinking, and become digitally literate. We offer a creative, structured and rigorous approach to the teaching of key computing skills.
Computing is learnt on a progressive ladder. The scheme of work forms a continuation on previously taught knowledge and development of key skills needed to anaylse computational problems. Each year group follows a curriculum split into unit blocks. As the children progress through the school they will revisit previous units and deepen their knowledge and skills further.
We work hard to ensure that all our children follow clear guidelines on how to use the internet safely, to have fun and stay in control.
Miss Lauren Sparkes