Schoolzone | Purple Mash review by Emma

Purple Mash review by Emma

Date: 05.05.2022

 Review subject: Computing

Phase: Primary

Reviewer: Emma, Teacher

  • City LA maintained school 358 pupils in Northumberland
  • Ofsted rating: Good
  • FSM: 9.8%


Review rating:

Average rating across all Purple Mash reviews: 4.2/5


 How well does it match the curriculum?

Brilliantly: There is more content (eg support / extension activities) than we expected

The video tutorials are perfect


How well does it support your school’s inclusion/diversity/equal opportunities policy?

Brilliantly: The content stands out as being particularly positive in this regard and would be welcome in any school like mine


How well does it support differentiation for the full range of the classes you use it with?

Brilliantly: There is a wide enough range of resources to provide a good range of options for all pupils

Less able children are able to access support more independently whilst the challenges are easily accessible without drawing particular attention to it


How well does it engage and motivate pupils?

Brilliantly: Pupils love using and are excited when they know they are going to do so

Children love their purple mash lessons


How well supported is it by accompanying formative assessments?

Brilliantly: We could (or do) use it for monitoring pupils or classes, for gap analysis or to inform intervention strategies


How well does it support planning?

Well: It’s fairly self-contained and can be used with minimal preparation

It helps support teacher knowledge but you really need to teach it to yourself prior to the lesson


How well does it support home use / independent learning?

Brilliantly: We’d have very few reservations about using this extensively to support home learning


How would you rate it for value for money compared to similar resources?

Brilliantly: It’s possibly the best value for money of any similar resources I’ve seen

The support it gives and the cpd included in the cost is second to none


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