At St Andrew’s, we believe a high-quality computing education equips pupils to understand and change the world through logical thinking and creativity. It also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
We invest heavily in computing resources at St Andrew’s, which include six computers in each Foundation Stage and Key Stage One classroom, seventeen computer in our Key Stage Two area, sets of laptops, and iPads, interactive whiteboards in all classrooms, digital cameras, recording microphones, visualisers, Bee-Bots and a significantly vast and varied array of learning software aimed to enhance teaching and learning across the curriculum!
At St. Andrew's, we use Purple Mash as the basis of most of our Computing lessons and beyond. It is a brilliant resource that helps children to learn about the digital world safely, using programs like 2blog, 2email and 2code. Here are some parents guides to help you understand how to support your child using Purple Mash: