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Computing at Townfield Primary School

Computing at Townfield Primary School seeks to provide the skills necesssary for our increasingly digital world. Our aim is to produce learners who are confident, safe and effective users of technology, who also have a good understanding of computers and how computer systems work, and how they are designed and programmed. 

We envision that computing is taught through discrete learning opportunities and supports objectives in other curriculum areas meaningfully.  Both plugged and unplugged learning opportunities are planned to support pupils’ understanding of the underlying concepts in Computing. In this way, Computing and the use of technology is integrated into the curriculum and are used as a truly beneficial tool for learning.

Times Tables Rock Stars

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Times tables are an essential foundation for succeeding in Maths. As a school this year we have invested in a fun and exciting programme called Times Table Rock Stars. Your child have their individual username and login details for the website. Times Tables Rock Stars is also available on an app for phones and tablets. There are many games to play and ways to learn your times tables in a fun and engaging way. Every week, your child will work to improve their times tables recall speed. Please encourage this with your children and support their learning of times tables:

https://play.ttrockstars.com/

Purple Mash

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We are excited to launch Purple Mash, an award-winning educational software for primary years that runs on laptops, tablets and computers. Purple Mash is a cross-curricular resource covering art to science and all subjects in between. Your child can access Purple Mash using their individual username and password.  Purple Mash is a safe environment that does not require any downloading or allow interaction with people online and children cannot make any financial transactions. We will be encouraging the children to continue their learning at home and Purple Mash is a great resource for this. Your child will be taught how to use Purple Mash in school and will be able to use it without supervision, but you may want to take a few minutes to explore it yourself so that you can help them with their work. 

Click here to go to the Townfield Purple Mash zone.

Then, use the login and password your teacher has given you. If your teacher hasn't sent this home yet, they will very soon.

Year 5 Coding - Spring 2020

Kodiak Bears in Year 5 have been navigating around the 2Code interface on Purple Mash, dragging and dropping code blocks and running code in order to create an under-the-sea program including bubbles that move.

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Year 5/6 E-safety Assembly: 

We invited Digital Community Support Office Megan from Merseyside Police to help promote safe online practice and reduce vulnerability. The assembly helped to make students aware  of the dangers online, and how they can minimise the risk of falling victim to cyber criminals. 

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Beebots in action: 

Year 1 have been learning how to programme a BeeBot to get him from destination to another using directional language.

We have also been learning how to use an Ipad to take selfies and digital portraits of our friends to use in our 'Andy Warhol art project.

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