Using Purple Mash when school is closed
March 5, 2020
We know that schools always strive to stay open but there are sometimes circumstances that mean schools have to close. This doesn’t mean the learning needs to stop. Purple Mash gives schools access to both school and home learning.
What can we do in Purple Mash?
Purple Mash contains thousands of opportunities for learning. You’ll find these in the forms of
Open ended tools: Here children can engage with publishing, story creation, game design, concept mapping, collaborative writing and art, to name a few.
Spelling and Grammar: You’ll find the complete spelling scheme in the teacher’s section of Purple Mash and you can set weekly spelling quizzes across your school. These self-mark, and you’ll find the results in the Data Dashboard. Grammar games can be accessed in the ‘Games’ area by children as well as in the teacher’s area.
Maths: From spreadsheets to graphing and from times table games to competitive maths racing games, you’ll find a whole host of maths-based tools and resources to engage and challenge your pupils.
Cross Curricular project work: Use the Purple Mash search bar to quickly find resources relating to your school topics or navigate the ‘Topics’ area. You’ll find themed writing templates, slide shows, stories, quizzes and more.
The video below gives you an overview of Purple Mash:
We have put together information on how Purple Mash can support schools in the event of closure, which you can download here.
With the outbreak of Coronavirus affecting many international schools, the DfE have set up a helpline for schools which will be open from 8am to 6pm on weekdays and will complement the advice provided by Public Health England – the number is 0800 046 8687 and you can also email DfE.email@example.com. Public Health England have also provided this advice for schools in a handy poster.
The latest developing digital leadership bulleting also has advice and practical steps to combat the virus and for schools to begin to think about the challenges and issues around enabling students to continue learning should an education institution face closure you can read the bulletin here.
With the outbreak of Coronavirus (Covid-19) now affecting some educational institutions around the world, it is possible that your school may need to close temporarily and we at 2Simple are offering free access to both Purple Mash and Serial Mash for the duration of your closure. Sign up here if you are currently not a subscriber to Purple Mash.