The Mount Junior Infant & Nursery School

Reason ◆ Resilience ◆ Respect

Computing

We love computing here at The Mount! 

At The Mount Junior and Infant School, learners are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of computer science. The computing curriculum here engages children to develop computational thinking and creativity to help them to understand and adapt to a world in which technology changes rapidly. As our pupil’s safety is of our upmost priority, we ensure that e-safety is at the fore-front of our computing curriculum by having e-safety units as part of our Purple Mash scheme and helping parents by publishing Online Safety Guides on Dojo as well as our website. Please click the link below to find out more. If you would like to know more about e-safety, our 'Online Safety' progression planning can be found below. 

https://www.mountjischool.co.uk/community/online-safety-guides 

We believe that technology can provide enhanced collaborative learning opportunities as part of a broad and balanced curriculum; better engagement of pupils; easier access to rich content and support conceptual understanding of new ideas. The use of Purple Mash across the school underpins the curriculum needs across all these areas. Learners are taught the principles of information and computation; how digital systems work and how they can put this knowledge to use through programming. Children then build on their knowledge to create programs, systems and a range of other digital content.

Below are a list of websites that we use in school:

Purple Mash - https://www.purplemash.com/sch/mount-wf2 

Education City - https://www.educationcity.com/

 

Times Table Rock Stars - https://ttrockstars.com/login

 

NumBots - https://numbots.com/ 

 

Bug Club - https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0 

If you are struggling to access our Purple Mash portal from home,  use the link below. There is a screenshot of what should appear if you have done this correctly. You will need your username and password. 

Purple Mash by 2Simple 

The progression of skills for our computing curriculum can be found here.

The 'Online Safety' progression document in line with our computing curriculum can be found here. 

Our long term computing plan can be found here. 

Examples of Work

Above, you can see our keen students learning and applying their skills of spreadsheets in Excel. This term they have entered information in cells, used formulas for all four operations and presented their own data and findings in a table. 

Above is a video created and edited using iMovie by Evie and Molly. The advert is a warning TV advert to make the public aware of the incredibly dangerous 'Lost Thing'. This was inspired by the book 'The Lost Thing' by Shaun Tan. 

A superb example of a Victorian timeline using animations, images and text boxes.
A superb example of a Victorian timeline using animations, images and text boxes.
A Year 3 Roman recruitment poster made in Publisher.
A Year 3 Roman recruitment poster made in Publisher.
A fantastic poster of Victorian Inventions made in PowerPoint by Connor in Year 4.
A fantastic poster of Victorian Inventions made in PowerPoint by Connor in Year 4.
An information poster created to show the different layers in the Amazon Rainforest.
An information poster created to show the different layers in the Amazon Rainforest.

Would you like to make your own quiz on Scratch? If you would, then visit the Scratch website and follow the code below.