ICT

Aims

  • Pupils can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation.

  • Pupils can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience writing computer programs in order to solve such problems.

  • Pupils evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems.

  • Pupils are responsible, competent, confident, creative users of information and communication technology.

  • Develop good Health and Safety attitudes and practice with an acute awareness of online safety issues.

  • To ensure ICT is used, when appropriate, to improve access to learning for pupils with a diverse range of individual needs, including those with SEN.

Our approach is to integrate ICT into all lesion through the use of laptops, iPad and cameras. Subject specific software support teaching and learning across all years. The children develop their skills, starting in reception with mouse control, keyboard skills, saving and printing work. They draw pictures, write and use the internet to carry out research. They then progress to more complex skills such as data analysis and coding. Pupils will use technology safely and identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns. 

 

Safe use of ICT

Our Designated Online Safety Leader ensures that they keep up to date with online safety issues and guidance through liaison with the Local Authority Online Safety Officer. All teachers are responsible for promoting safe behaviours in their classrooms and followings school online safety procedures, (see online safety policy).

National Curriculum Computing Programmes of Study:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-computing-programmes-of-study