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Mitton Manor Primary School

Mitton Manor Primary School

Computing

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At Mitton Manor  our teaching of computing aims:

  • To encourage confidence in the use of computers.
  • To identify situations and opportunities where the use of computing is relevant.
  • To use computing as a means of challenging, motivating and stimulating children.
  • To enable pupils to become competent, discerning users of computing.
  • To be selective in the appropriateness of its use both in and out of school.
  • To recognise that computing affects the way in which people live and work.
  • To be able to evaluate, reflect and comment on the use of computing.

Computing at Mitton is taught through a scheme of work based around Purple Mash. This scheme has been chosen as it covers all statements in a progressive and purposeful way.  Coverage of the scheme ensures that all aspects of computing are covered.  The program allows children to access a number of tools to use for cross-curricular opportunities and engages them in activities that will allow them to practice skills for life.

 

Alongside purple mash, teachers will use the suite of iPads and laptops to access a number of other tools to engage children and increase exposure to programs and skills they will require for the ever developing world around them.

Hi from Purple Mash,

 

Dear Parent/Carer,


Your child has access to Purple Mash, a whole world of fun and exciting learning opportunities in one safe place.


What is Purple Mash?


Purple Mash is a comprehensive suite of online learning tools and content, designed to be used by Primary aged children in the classroom and at home.
Find out more here: https://2simple.com/parents


What should you do first?


To begin with, it’s a good idea to log in to Purple Mash with your child.
We suggest the following:
-Familiarising yourself with the menu icons.

-Looking at any set tasks that have been given to your child (2Dos)
-Finding out about Class Blogs and Display Boards accessible via the Sharing Icon
-Exploring the grammar, maths and spelling activities which match to the National Curriculum
-Play one of many fun, educational collaborative games such as 2Race
-Delve into the Science area and find out about all the areas of Science it covers
-Investigate the Topics area to support securing their knowledge of the wider curriculum
-Tour the Computing area trying out some of the tools such as 2Code, 2Go and Logo
-Get creative in the Tools section, from making an animation to building a printable 3D model
-Dive into Serial Mash (an online library of books)
-Learn through play in Mini Mash (For children aged 3 to 5).


How can you get more involved?


As a parent, you can find out about your child’s learning on Purple Mash and support them beyond the classroom by registering with Parent Portal.
Parent Portal allows you to easily see the learning your child has been doing on Purple Mash, including any comments on work from teachers, homework (2Dos), rewards and so much more. You will never miss out on being informed of your child’s learning as Parent Portal sends all registered users a weekly digest email. You can start using Parent Portal today by following the 3 simple steps below.
Step 1: Enter URL on your child’s login card.
Step 2: Click ‘Register as a parent’.
Step 3: Enter the ‘Parent Code’ on your child’s login card and follow additional instructions.


If you have any questions, please contact your child's class teacher in the first instance.


Happy Purple Mashing

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