Computing at Gainsborough Primary and Nursery School

At Gainsborough, computing is viewed as an essential subject which is taught weekly. 


Each classroom is equipped with their own computers and ipads. We also have a dedicated computing suite which is used daily to teach cross curricular subjects in both KS1 and KS2 classes.




We have invested in programs to improve the teaching of computing both in school and at home. The main piece of software we have recently begun using is called Purple Mash. This website can be accessed here


Your child has been given a log on which will allow them to complete tasks, games and homework in their own, secure area on the website.

Check out some of our work by clicking on the image below.


At Gainsborough, times tables are practiced as much as possible. To help your child to learn their times tables fluently, we have provided everyone with a Times Tables Rockstars log on. This is a fun and engaging website where your child can explore learning their times tables while earning rewards by playing games with their classmates. They can even spend the coins they earn in the TTRS shop! Access the website by clicking here



At Gainsborough, we take internet safety very seriously. As well as teaching regular esafety lessons, we have also been lucky enough to have visitors come into school regularly to discuss safety online.


This term we were visited by the Google 'Be Internet Legends' team. They taught us how to create a secure password, keeping personal information private and how to identify secure websites.


To improve spellings, lots of our children use an application called IDL. This helps children to practise spellings by using visual and auditory games in a fun and engaging way.


To see our vision for computing - see the file at the bottom of the page (Intent, Implementation and Impact)



Files to Download

Be Ready:

- To Listen and Learn
- To Share
- To Follow Instructions
- To Work Hard and Do Your Best
- To Help and Be Kind

Be Respectful:

- Think About Others
- Use Good Manners
- Choose the Right Behaviours
- Talk to Others in the Right Way
- Accept and Celebrate our Differences

Be Safe:

- Play and Learn Safely
- Report Bullying or Unkind Behaviour
- Move Around School Carefully
- Tell an Adult if You Don't Feel Safe
- Look After Each Other

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