Therfield First School

“Bringing Learning to Life”

Duckpuddle Class (KS1)

Computing in Key Stage 1 

In Duckpuddle Class, Computing is taught weekly through PurpleMash. The program allows us to explore computing in a safe and child friendly way. We use many programs, such as ‘2Paint a picture’ which allows us to use computing to look at different styles of art. For example, impressionism and pointillism.   We love to use computing throughout lots of different areas of the curriculum. Beebots help support us with our directions (left, right, half turns, quarter turns). We also enjoy creating quiz’s about Florence Nightingale.


In Duckpuddle, we learn about the following computing topics:

  • Online Safety and Exploring Purple Mash
  • Presenting Ideas
  • Making Music
  • Spreadsheets
  • Pictograms
  • Grouping and Sorting
  • Effective Searching
  • Creating Pictures
  • Questioning
  • Lego Builders
  • Technology Outside of School
  • Maze Explorers
  • Animated Stories
  • Coding