Our intent is that children become digitally literate – they need to be able to use, express themselves and develop their ideas through information and communication technology, at a level suitable to be active participants in a digital world.
ICT provision is up-to-date and utilises the latest technology. Each classroom has an interactive whiteboard, iPads and laptops will be available for the children and staff to use across the curriculum. Internet safety features in the ICT and PSHE curriculum and will ensure children know how to keep themselves safe online.
We follow the DfE Statutory Guidance for Computing. Computing is used across the curriculum, forming strong links with Mathematics, Science and English. Children will be equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems, and a range of content.
The EYFS aim for ICT:
Children recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools. They select and use technology for particular purposes.
The National Curriculum aims for ICT:
Children can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
Children can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
Children can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
Children are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology