At Christ the King, our main goal is to ensure the preparation of confident, effective and safe users/creators of technology. We teach our computing curriculum through the PurpleMash scheme. We aspire to enable all children to excel in computing and tailor our teaching and learning to suit their needs.
Our pupils have the opportunity to use ICT within the class across a range of subjects and have access to both iPads and a state of the art computer suite. There is also a strong emphasis on teaching children about how to keep themselves safe on-line.
“Computing helps prepare me with skills I can use when I'm older and get a job.” (Noah Y4)
Our Digital Leaders are pupils from Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 with specific responsibilities for developing and improving the way that technology is used across our school. The children are part of the “North Manchester” cluster of schools who have all been trained how to help others and improve the use of computers in our school.
The children have visited other schools and hosted other schools to show off our computing suite and share ideas.
Two of our Digital Leaders give a safety message each week in Friday assembly, this encourages all of the children to stay safe on the internet whilst at home and in school.
All of the children have their own PurpleMash account which they can access both in school at home by clicking on this link: https://www.purplemash.com/sch/christ-m40
In today's ever evolving society our children our exposed to more and more things on the internet. The topic of fake news is sadly now ever present and it is important that we equip all of the families at Christ the King with the information necessary to spot such news and stop the spread of it.
Have a look at these leaflets to educate both yourself and your children about this topic.
‘Thinkuknow‘ has created, to support parents during COVID-19 and the closure of schools, home activity packs. There are simple 15 minute activities you can do with your child to support their online safety while we are spending more time online at home.
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