ICT (Information and Communication Technology)

Information Communication Technology (ICT) is a constantly developing and important part of all our lives. As a result, children will need to be able to confidently understand and use ICT to solve problems, be creative and work more efficiently in an ever changing world.

Therefore, we strive that all of our children acquire the confidence and ability to use ICT effectively and gain a range of core skills that they can continue to develop throughout their lives.  As well as being taught in specific ICT lessons, children are also provided with regular opportunities to practise skills and develop their knowledge by using ICT in other subject areas.

Through using a variety of ICT equipment, the children are encouraged to communicate ideas and information in a variety of forms and means. The children particularly enjoy working with computers and they are available for children to use throughout the school. For example, in Key Stage 1, each classroom has at least three computers that they can be used across the whole curriculum, an interactive whiteboard and enough laptops for each child to be able to work indepently on ICT tasks.
 
Through this provision, we hope to enable all children to become confident users of computer equipment with keyboard skills, supervised internet research skills and the ability to load, save and retrieve their work. Alongside this we also provide opportunities for children to use ICT creatively, in order to create art, make music, record videos and take pictures to support and enhance their learning across the curriculum.
 
Through this we hope to:
 
  • Provide a relevant, challenging and enjoyable curriculum for ICT for all pupils
  • Use ICT as a tool to enhance learning throughout the curriculum
  • Provide a creative, skills based approach to the use of ICT
  • Provide a wide range of ICT equipment and learning experiences
  • Make ICT a valued part of our school, which promotes the our public image and helps pupils in develop a positive self-image.
  • Use ICT to create the flexibility needed to meet the individual needs and abilities of all pupils
  • Promote access for pupils with learning difficulties to otherwise inaccessible areas of the curriculum such as group work and collaborative learning
  • Use ICT to present information in new ways, which help pupils to understand, assimilate and use it more readily
  • Enable children to develop confidence and a sense of achievement in their use of ICT