The children in KS1 use the computer in the classroom to enhance literacy and mathematics skills. The microscope and attached camera is used regularly in curriculum subjects and the children enjoy using the digital camera to record practical tasks. Once weekly a small group of children attend a lesson in the junior department to become familiar with hardware and software, e.g. learning how to use ‘word processor’ and ‘paint’ software.
In KS2 the children use a range of ICT tools and equipment to support their work in other subjects. This enhances their research and communication skills. They learn that information needs to be accurate and relevant, how to filter good information and present it in such a way that suits the needs of the audience. Children also explore and compare the different ways ICT is used in and out of school.
All children from Year 3 upwards receive a free USB stick to save their work onto.