- Our overall intention is:
- Our lessons will involve research, problem solving, making and evaluating skills
- We encourage children to select materials, tools and techniques and explain their choices
- We enable children to develop practical skills, knowledge of tools and materials, and to appreciate the need for safety both for themselves and those around them
- We inspire resilience and perseverance as children evaluate and adapt their designs
- We want our pupils to have a breadth of experience to develop their understanding of themselves as individuals within their community but also as members of a wider global community and as responsible digital citizens
- To give our pupils the life-skills that will enable them to embrace and utilise new technology in a socially responsible and safe way, in order to flourish.
- We want our pupils to be able to operate in the 21st century workplace and we want them to know the career opportunities that will be open to them if they study computing.
- We want children to become autonomous, independent users of computing technologies, gaining confidence and enjoyment from their activities. We want the use of technology to support learning across the entire curriculum and to ensure that our curriculum is accessible to every child.
- Not only do we want them to be digitally literate and competent end-users of technology but through our computer science lessons we want them to develop creativity, resilience and problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
Every class has the use of a computer, interactive whiteboard and other forms of technology. Computers are used as an integral and beneficial resource within the classroom encouraging confidence and providing experience in word processing, data handling, etc extending the cross-curricular activities of the children.
There is also a computer suite which pupils in Year 1 and Year 2 access each week.