Computing and ICT
Through teaching Computing and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) we equip children to participate in a rapidly-changing world where work and leisure activities are increasingly transformed by technology. We enable them to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information. We also focus on developing the skills necessary for children to be able to use information in a discriminating and effective way. We believe the use of ICT skills is a major factor in enabling children to be confident, creative and independent learners.
Each year group from Nursery through to Year 6 have discreet skills based ICT lessons in our ICT suite. Children also have the opportunity to use their ICT skills and knowledge across the curriculum. Each of our classrooms from Nursery to Year 6 is equipped with an Interactive Whiteboard. We also have an Interactive Whiteboard in the ICT suite and the Library.
We have invested in a set of 27 iPads. These are available for use by each class to enrich the cross-curricular activities that they participate in.
Help and Activities
In our ICT Zone you will find a range of activities and resources to help you with your computing and ICT learning at home. Please make sure you have permission before downloading any programs.
Use Kidrex.org to search safely for anything online.
Click this link to play a fantastic typing game, designed to make you quicker and more efficient with your word processing skills.
Click this link to learn how to stay safe when using different forms of technology.
Click this link to build your own town, with trains, roads and houses.
In school we use Scratch to help us use computer code and programming. Click this link to download the Scratch program for free.
Click this link to download an animation program. Here you can make animations with a stick figure. Be careful to un-click the boxes so you don’t download a toolbar for the Internet.
This term, Year 3 and 4 children in Computing Club will try out Pic Collage on the iPad, work in Microsoft Publisher on the laptops, create a Computing Club blog and learn about e-safety. We will also play educational games such as BeeBot and symmetry apps, and we will access Education City.
Computing Club is aimed at children who want to improve ICT skills, which are such an important part of life both in and out of school.