ICT and Computing
ICT is part of our children’s everyday lives and ICT skills are life skills. ICT skills are taught and applied across a range of subjects with our children. Our skills based curriculum includes learning to:
- communicate ideas and information
- find things out
- handle data
- use controlling and sensing devices
- use models and simulations
Computing is taught discretely and aims to ensure that children:
•can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
•can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
•can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology
We use a range of software to deliver the computing curriculum such as Scratch, Kodu, Espreso, Purple Mash and a range of Apps such as Daisy the Dinosaur, kodable and hopscotch.
It is also essential that we equip the children with the skill of keeping themselves safe in this rapidly changing environment and children are taught e-safety skills appropriate for their age.
We have a range of ICT equipment available in school including desktop computers, netbooks, Ipads, webcams, microphones, cameras, microscopes and much more.