At Yew Tree, we believe that the development of computing skills is vital to ensure that children are equipped for the next stage of their education and beyond. All children are taught computing through a weekly session. The lessons are facilitated by subject specialist teachers, Mr Mistry and Mr Keylock.
As a school, we follow the Purple Mash computing scheme of work. This ensures that the children meet the aims of the National Curriculum 2014 and provides the children with the opportunity to work using a variety of different software and hardware developing their coding skills.
Alongside the weekly computing lesson, we support the children's digital literacy through the use of computers and Ipads within lessons to supplement the learning. We use a variety of apps aimed at enhancing the foundation curriculum as well as developing the children's competency in computing skills through the use of powerpoints, word processing and excel.
We understand that e-safety is an important area of concern and have a specific e-safety policy which is displayed in all classrooms. Teachers ensure that children know how to use the internet as safely as possible and are aware of the procedure for reporting material which may be unsuitable. If you would like any more information about e-safety at home some of the following sites have excellent advice: