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Curriculum – ICT

The impact of Information Technology on the lives of individuals and on the economy continues to grow, and so it is becoming ever more important that pupils can take advantage of its opportunities and understand its effects.

Information Technology is concerned with storing, processing and presenting information by electronic means. Children will use it in five ways:

  •  To know how to use technology and keep safe.
  • To communication information.
  • To handle information.
  • To create test ‘modules’.
  • To develop skills in measurement and control.

We have a computer room with 16 multimedia PCs, two mobile lap top trolleys, each containing 16 laptops, and a class set of iPads which can be used in the classrooms.  This hardware, in  combination with a planned range of  software, allows our pupils to follow the  programmes of study specified be the relevant National Curriculum documents.  We use Logo (a simple programming language), word processing and data processing and  retrieval packages.  Very young children begin work with computers by using a robot for Logo-type work and the facility of a concept keyboard for language work.

All  children have an opportunity to use our ICT equipment.