This is an exciting and highly motivating area of the curriculum. As well as developing ICT skills, we use computers to support other areas of the curriculum.
Each classroom is equipped with at least two PC computers and an interactive whiteboard. Children’s skills progression is also developed through the use of the school’s ICT equipment which is in pods around school. The children learn that the computers can be used to help plan and organise ideas in written and graphical form. They will become familiar with computer hardware, learning the skills necessary to print, save and retrieve their work. They will experience talking word processors, databases, graphics and a variety of exciting information using CD ROMs. The children also have access to a portable laptop trolley and we have a number of ipads that we are also using to support the curriculum.
The school is connected to the Internet and the children have experience of sending and receiving e-mail and of realising that the Internet is a source for finding information. Programmable machines are used to help develop work in control technology. Through this work children learn that they are able to give instructions to make things happen. We have our own website and we have developed a Wiki which supports children in accessing a range of educational online programs. We are continually looking to utilise technology for the benefit of our children.
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