At Churchside Federation, we believe that technology is changing the lives of everyone. It’s not only important for children to know how to effectively use technology, but also how to remain safe and secure whilst doing so. Technology permeates every facet of modern society, and not being computer literate is no longer a sustainable option for children; it will be necessary for children to be computer literate not only for their future employment, but for leisure also. We are in an age where we are teaching children to prepare them for jobs which may not have even been invented yet, and so these skills are crucial for their development and future prospects.

Home Learning

During lockdown, we have been doing some amazing computing lessons. See below for examples: 

In Oak Class, children have been exploring ‘Mini Mash’ on Purple Mash. They have created snowman paintings and played phonics games. 

Owls have used Purple Mash to support their dinosaur learning. They have completed a writing project online to compare dinosaurs. 

In Hazel Class, children have been designing their own game using 2-Code. 

Maples have created their own stories using the ‘2-create’ feature on Purple Mash. They have also explored their dinosaur theme through a painting project online. 

Rowan Class have explored changing the presentation of word documents using different fonts, bullet points etc…

In Skylarks, children have created an online poster to show the different parts of the water cycle. They have also explored online safety & film/game age ratings. 

Kestrels have followed the Oak Academy videos regarding “How we communicate online” and have explored which method is best for different situations.