The ICT Suite
ICT is an important tool in a child’s future.
Children have a scheduled weekly lesson with the ICT teacher who plans lessons in consultation with the class teacher, to deliver a seamless link with topics and subjects from the classroom. Lessons begin from Reception where the children learn mouse control and basic key board skills. As they progress through the school, they learn how to use a variety of software packages to further develop their skills. Examples of areas of work covered include Paint tools, Data Handling, Databases, Control, Spreadsheets, Slide Presentation, Graphic Modelling and basic programming using Scratch. Children also learn how to use the internet for independent research.
In Year 3, pupils learn how to use email and the school has formed links with a school in the U.S.A. with which they correspond. The email programme (epals) ensures pupils communicate safely.
Class teachers take children into the ICT room at other times to build on these skills and to enrich lessons according to need using the interactive whiteboard and PCs.
All our computers have stringent filters to ensure that material is appropriate and e-safety is part of the ICT curriculum.