At Broadmeadow we would like all children to achieve their best and be independent in ICT. Each class has spends time in our ICT Suite on a weekly basis. Children have the opportunity to use laptops, digital cameras and digital recorders within their learning. In addition, each classroom has an Interactive Whiteboard which are used to support the teaching across the curriculum and specific ICT skills.
In the Foundation Stage children are given opportunities to use different types of everyday technology and develop an interest in them. They are encouraged to use a mouse purposefully when using the computer and begin to use basic keyboard functions such as letters, the space bar and the enter/return key. When using the keyboard children will learn how to type their name and be able to delete words. Within the ICT Curriculum they will experience data handling, and find out how to collect data, sort it and present the data with their teacher.
Key Stage 1
In Key Stage One children are required to use a mouse purposefully when using the computer and use basic keyboard functions such as letters, the space bar and the enter/return key, in doing so be able to produce a piece of word processing and print and save their work independently. Children will also be experience changing their text by altering font type and size, inserting images and learn to use basic function keys such as bold and align text.
When using the internet children will learn how to search for specific information using ‘safe search’ website and use and bookmark favourites to access websites. When collecting data children will experience collecting data, learn how to group it and sort it and present data in different graphs such as pie charts, bar charts and pictograms.
Children will learn to recognise that many devices can be controlled and using single step instructions to move devices, such as a “bee bot”. They will also experience using different programmes to explore using a variety of tools to create and enhance art work.