Where learning is irresistible
At Pinewood we recognise that the use of Information Communication Technology is vital. All children from Foundation 1 to Year 2 have opportunities to explore information from a variety of sources. We provide access for all our pupils to the Internet through the provision of Computing lessons, and also through all other subject areas. We use ICT equipment to bring our lessons to life, providing a hands-on approach to children’s learning. We believe that ICT feeds the imagination, encourages further investigation and exploration and challenges and encourages solving problems.
The children use iPads, laptops, computers, digital cameras, programmable robots and Interactive Whiteboards to acquire, organise, store, manipulate, interpret, communicate and present information. We are always looking for ways to further the children’s learning by researching and acquiring the latest equipment and ensure that it is fit for purpose. Children learn the importance of keeping safe online through all computing lessons, cross-curricular and during assemblies. We follow the SMART rules throughout school.
In accordance with the National Curriculum Key stage 1 Pupils are taught to:
- understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions
- create and debug simple programs
- use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs
- use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content
- recognise common uses of information technology beyond school
- use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.