We do have discreet timetable time for the development of ICT skills but our approach is to mirror our adult world and integrate ICT into all lessons: our vision is the use of laptops and other hardware such as cameras and film cameras is as much part of our learning tools as pencils and pens. Subject specific software, from one-off programmes to learning platforms, support teaching and learning across all years. For this reason we have 45 laptops, 20 kindles and aim to improve our provision over the coming years to include Ipads.
The children develop their skills, starting in reception with mouse control, keyboard skills, saving and printing work. They draw pictures, write and use the internet to carry out research. They then progress to more complex skills such as data analysis and coding. Pupils will use technology safely and identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns.