The national curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:


  • can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
  • can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
  • can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
  • are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology


ICT allows children to utilise skills in all curriculum areas. In an ever changing world, where information technology encompasses every aspect of our lives it is essential to ensure that the children in our care are given every opportunity to explore IT and become familiar with every aspect of its use.


Through the teaching of ICT skills it is intended that each child will:

·         Develop appropriate keyboard skills

·         Communicate effectively in a variety of forms

·         Be able to demonstrate their use of the features of a word processor

·         Know what multimedia means and how to collect sounds, text and still and moving images

·         Collect images using scanners, video and digital cameras

·         Know what the internet is, how it works and how to use it safely.


To help us meet our aims and objectives we have an ICT suite which has twenty networked workstations, a laptop trolley, a scanner, an inkjet printer and a laser printer.  Each child, dependent upon age, has been given an appropriate desktop environment.  Access to the ICT Suite is time-tabled and children have a user ID and password.


As well as access to the ICT suite, all classrooms have at least one PC, which is used by the children to develop ICT skills; practise skills learnt in other areas of the curriculum and research information.


We also have an Interactive Whiteboard in each classroom, allowing the children continuous access to interactive teaching and learning resources.  These include literacy and numeracy programs, which promote the active involvement of all children.  The whiteboards also allow access to historical videos, scanned images, graphs, charts and educational websites.


In 2015-16, we aim to introduce tablet technology to support teaching and learning in KS1 and KS2.



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