We recognise the importance of Information Technology and have worked hard to develop the resources in our own school. All classes have their own computers and access to the Internet. To teach computing skills to the children we have banks of laptops, iPads and now Google Chromebooks, which enables us to teach ICT skills to whole classes, we have laptop banks and iPads. Pupils begin to gather information from a variety of sources and enter and store information in a variety of ways.
The National Curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:
- 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.
The school has a policy for responsible Internet use. Children are not allowed to access the Internet unsupervised and we use an approved, filtered Internet provider. Using the internet safely is a key element of our programmes of study.