Children need to become digitally literate – they need to be able to use, express themselves and develop their ideas through information and communication technology, at a level suitable to be active participants in a digital world.
William Morris has up-to-date technologies in order to ensure standards of attainment across the school will exceed that expected nationally. Each classroom has an interactive whiteboard, and iPads and laptops will be available for the children and staff to use across the curriculum. Internet safety features in the ICT and PSHE curriculum and ensures children know how to keep themselves safe online.
We follow the DfE statutory guidance for computing. Computing is used across the curriculum, forming strong links with Mathematics, English, Science and topics. Children are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems, and a range of content.
The EYFS aim for ICT:
Children recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools. They select and use technology for particular purposes.
The National Curriculum aims for ICT:
Children can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
Children can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
Children can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
Children are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology
Some aspects of Computing will be taught discreetly and other elements of the wider ICT curriculum will be taught alongside other curriculum areas, as a part of topic work. This will include Digital Publication and Presentation, Digital Research, Data Handling and the use of Digital Media.
There is ICT support available from computing leads across the MAT for both the curriculum delivery and technical support.