ICT skills are taught as a discrete subject and as a means of supporting other areas of the curriculum using laptops in each classroom, i pads, touchscreen computers in the Early Years, the Computer Room and the Apple Suite. The children are encouraged to communicate ideas and information in a variety of forms, where appropriate, using equipment and computer software to enhance their learning.
At Calverley Parkside we teach and measure the progress of computing using these 5 strands:
- Algorithms and Programming - Writing instructions for computers, debugging problems and using logical reasoning.
- Digital Literacy - Using computers and the internet safely and responsibly and assessing the risks.
- Information Technology - Searching and presenting information from the internet and creating and editing music and film using a range of software.
- Knowledge and Understanding - Analysing the validity of websites and being cautious of information and emails.
- Skills - Using search engines, sending e-mails and making choices about the technology we use.
We use a range of different programmes and apps to support our teaching, make it relevant to everyday life and most of all enjoyable and fun!
This year, we are also lucky enough to be working with Junior Jam, who are going to deliver workshops to support our objectives in each class throughout the year and bring the subject to life. http://www.juniorjam.co.uk/