In this section of the website, you will find information about our approach to teaching Computing at Howletch Lane Primary School.
At Howletch Lane Primary School, we use the Purple Mash scheme of learning for Computing as a basis for developing our knowledge and skills.
What is Purple Mash?
Purple Mash is a comprehensive suite of online learning tools and content, designed to be used by Primary aged children in the classroom and at home.
Find out more here: https://2simple.com/parents
What should you do first?
To begin with, it’s a good idea to log in to Purple Mash with your child.
We suggest the following:
–Familiarising yourself with the menu icons.
–Looking at any set tasks that have been given to your child (2Dos)
–Finding out about Class Blogs and Display Boards accessible via the Sharing Icon
–Exploring the grammar, maths and spelling activities which match to the National Curriculum
–Play one of many fun, educational collaborative games such as 2Race
–Delve into the Science area and find out about all the areas of Science it covers
–Investigate the Topics area to support securing their knowledge of the wider curriculum
–Tour the Computing area trying out some of the tools such as 2Code, 2Go and Logo
–Get creative in the Tools section, from making an animation to building a printable 3D model
–Dive into Serial Mash (an online library of books)
–Learn through play in Mini Mash (For children aged 3 to 5).
How can you get more involved?
As a parent, you can find out about your child’s learning on Purple Mash and support them beyond the classroom by registering with Parent Portal.
Parent Portal allows you to easily see the learning your child has been doing on Purple Mash, including any comments on work from teachers, homework (2Dos), rewards and so much more. You will never miss out on being informed of your child’s learning as Parent Portal sends all registered users a weekly digest email.
Your child will be given a Purple Mash login by their teacher.