We aim for the children to confidently and independently use and apply information technology skills to support and extend their learning. We use Switched on to Science as our base curriculum. We develop a culture where the use of computing becomes second nature to our children, thus ensuring they are ready and able to embrace the technological advances of the future.
The children are taught using Interactive whiteboards visualisers, digital camera and voice recorders, and numerous other technologies. Our children are taught how to access information, evaluate its suitability, store it, share it with others and tailor it to meet their own needs.
E-safety is in built in the curriculum work that we do. There are visual reminders of our e-safety around the school that the children are familiar with. We have very strong firewalls and a new e-safety and internet use policy. We also hold information sessions for parents and carers.
We plan to have special learning events based on e-safety and using Beebots to make links with other subjects in 2017-18 to encourage staff to make more cross curricular links with computing.
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 well equipped computer suite which has been completed renewed at Easter 2014 with Internet access via broadband, which every class has access to weekly.