ICT is becoming more and more important in our modern world so we believe it is essential for us to provide children with opportunities to develop the skills and knowledge that they will need to access technology. We also believe that learning is enhanced in all subjects through the use of ICT.
Children have access to 1 hour in the ICT suite per week where they practice different ICT skills. Children learn to use a variety of computer programs from Word and PowerPoint to 2Simple where they can make their own interactive books, produce graphs and animations.
Children use microphones to capture ideas in group work, they use cameras to take still photos and also to film each other doing drama, experiments and much more. Animation and film making are a fun way for pupils to consolidate the information they have learnt in a variety of topics. iPads are also used to engage children and a range of apps are used to help children progress in their learning.
In addition, our state-of-the-art learning space, The Discovery Room, provides pupils with inspirational learning experiences as well as supporting SEN children. It enables teachers to provide highly engaging differentiated learning opportunities. Pupils are engaged by technology they relate to and are empowered to direct their own educational experience so they learn from experience in the most inspiring of classrooms.