Computing or ICT prepares pupils to participate in a rapidly changing world in which work and other activities are increasingly transformed by access to varied and developing technology.

We recognise that it is an important tool in both the society we live in and in the process of teaching and learning. Pupils use ICT tools to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information responsibly, creatively and with discrimination. They learn how to employ ICT to enable rapid access to ideas and experiences from a wide range of sources.

Our vision is for all teachers and learners in our school to become confident users of ICT so that they can develop the skills, knowledge and understanding which enables them to use appropriate ICT resources effectively as powerful tools for teaching & learning.

At Seven Stars Primary School, all classes from Year 1 to Year 6 follow the Purple Mash Curriculum. All children are provided with their own Purple Mash log in. Teachers encourage the children to continue developing their computing skills by using their Purple Mash log ins at home. The children can send any work that they complete at home, on Purple Mash, straight to their class teachers. The children love to complete work and enjoy receiving a response from their class teacher showing that they have seen their work.

In Nursery and Reception they use Mini Mash. All of the children in Nursery and Reception have their own trays on Mini Mash that they can save their work in.

In order to broaden our Curriculum we also use scratch Jnr Please click the link below if you wish to have a go on scratch. Our children love it!

https://scratch.mit.edu/scratch_1.4/

We have a full class set of iPads which we use during our computing lessons. We also use the iPads during topic, maths and English lessons. Our children love using the iPads.

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