Information and Communication Technology plays a vital part in the education of young children. Technologies are developing at a rapid pace and children are eager and enthusiastic about developing their expertise with a wide range of equipment. We recognise and value the importance of teaching our children new skills which they can build upon in the future, and pride ourselves on our innovative approach to using new technologies within the classroom. We follow the programmes of study for Computing in National Curriculum. Children are taught throughout the year about safe internet use.
Each classroom is equipped with at least 2 PCs, a digital camera and an IPad. The children use these computers and cameras in order to create pictures, text, videos and store information. They also learn about algorithms and use them within simple programs. There is a listening/recording station with earphones for children to use in each classroom. We also have an Interactive Touchscreen in every classroom, which further develops the children's computer expertise and supports teaching and learning.
We use our ICT Suite daily, which has 15 PCs, to teach computer skills and applications to whole class groups or small groups. We have 30 IPads and Apple TVs that are being used creatively within the classrooms. Roamers and BeeBots are also used. These give the children experience in estimating and programming movement and direction.