Computing is an increasing part of life today, it is essential that all pupils gain the confidence and ability that they need in computing, to prepare them for the challenge of a rapidly developing and changing technological world. The use of ICT will enhance and extend children’s learning across the whole curriculum whilst developing motivation and social skills. Our aim is to enable all our pupils and staff to be confident, competent, and independent users of ICT. We aim to use computing where appropriate to motivate and inspire pupils and raise standards across the curriculum. We will ensure that children are aware of the possible risks when using the internet.
We do this through specific computing lessons where we teach the knowledge, skills and vocabulary progressively from Reception through to Year 2, using chrome books, beebots and ipads. Through assemblies and specific lessons, as well as making sure the rules are displayed in each classroom area, the children are taught about e safety. Children and parents will be advised on the procedures and any breach of these will be noted and parents informed when necessary. We will work with parents and ensure they are given any information necessary to keep the children safe online both inside and outside of school.