Computing and Information Technology
Computing and IT prepares children to participate in a rapidly changing world in which work and other activities are increasingly transformed by access to a varied and developing technology. Pupils use computing and IT tools to find, explore, analyse, interpret, evaluate, exchange and present information responsibly, creatively and with discrimination, for a range of purposes across the curriculum.
They learn how to employ computing and IT to enable rapid access to ideas and experiences from a wide range of people, communities and cultures. Increased capability in the use of computing and IT promotes initiative and independent learning, with pupils being able to make informed judgements about when and where to use computing and IT to best effect, and to consider its implications for home and work both now and in the future. Each classroom has an interactive whiteboard and access to computers and iPads which allows teachers and children to access a wealth of resources to enhance teaching and learning opportunities. Children have the opportunity to develop skills with the hardware as well as using a variety of programmes to enhance a range of curriculum areas. ICT supports all aspects of the curriculum. As children move through the school they learn how to use word and publishing programmes, data handling and control programs, how to extract information from CD-ROMs and the internet, send electronic mails and make simple presentations using PowerPoint.
We have a Learning Platform, Its Learning, which children across the school have access to both at school and home. In addition, subscriptions to a number of websites such as Purple Mash and Times Tables Rock Stars allow pupils to access a wide range of learning materials wherever they may be.
ICT provides us with new challenges which include coding, algorithms and programming. Of course, the importance of E-Safety is always high on our agenda and all children are taught to use technology safely and respectfully