Information & Communication Technology
Children in all classes have controlled internet access over a wireless network. As a school we recognise the importance of information technology and aim to develop the confidence and competence of all pupils. We have a wide range of software and we regularly upgrade computer equipment.
The main part of our computer teaching takes place in the classrooms using laptops; the children save their own work and manage their own desktop as part of the learning process.
We have recently begun to purchase tablets so that the children can use them across the curriculum to enhance their learning.
As a school we use The ‘Rising Stars – Switched on Computing’ Scheme of work, focusing on Digital Literacy, Information Technology and Computer Science. To help ensure children have the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills, experiences and competencies with technology, the curriculum has been broken down into 6 key areas, with the core principles permeating through each area.
- Programming & Development
- Data & Data Representation
- Hardware & Processing
- Communications & Networks
- Information Technology
The coverage of each area will vary year group by year group, with some areas being covered primarily in KS1 and others primarily in KS2. The emphasis on Programming increases as children move through Lynsted and Norton Primary School.
It is important that technology is used as a day-day element of school life and across all subject areas, therefore if opportunities to use ICT arise which do not fall within the curriculum for each year group they should be taken advantage of.
We teach E-Safety and have yearly awareness days so that the children know what to do if they are bullied online or come across content that is upsetting.
Each classroom's Interactive White Board has controlled internet.