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ICT

We recognize that ICT prepares pupils for life in a rapidly changing world. ICT is used to explore, analyse, exchange and present information creatively and teaches pupils to use their initiative, whilst promoting independent thinking and learning. Pupils enjoy using ICT throughout our school.

Pupils in KS1 and KS2 have access to class teaching in the ICT room which is fully equipped with chromebooks and interactive whiteboard. ICT teaching is twofold; firstly to teach and extend knowledge of ICT and secondly to support the curriculum.

Watch a video of Year 4 talking about their work on programming in ICT, on the left hand side of this page.

Each classroom benefits from having an interactive white board for teachers to extend their teaching and promote even higher standards and levels of achievement.

We have a range of ICT tools that we use on a regular basis:

Google Classroom

The children access homework through Google Classroom and use word publishing programmes to write in an arrangement of different genres such as newspaper reports, facts files and leaflets. The children use the Stream to publish their own work and to receive peer feedback.

Kami

Kami is an online document annotation and markup tool. You can highlight, underline, and strikethrough text in PDF and other document formats. You can also add text boxes, shapes and images. Kami is used by teachers to model and share good practice. The children enjoy using Kami as part of their homework to annotate pdf documents.

Planet BOFA

Planet BOFA is used in UKS2 (Y5 and Y6) for 11 Plus preparation. This personalised, adaptive, online tutoring system delivers bespoke, dynamic learning that individually guides each student to 11 Plus success.

Purple Mash

Purple Mash is a creative online space aimed at primary school teachers and pupils, which aims to inspire creative learning both at school and at home.

Times Tables Rock Stars

Times Tables Rock Stars (TT Rock Stars) is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice. Each week concentrates on a different times table, with a recommended consolidation week for rehearsing the tables that have recently been practised every third week or so. This format has very successfully boosted times tables recall speed for hundreds of thousands of pupils over the last 8 years in over 16,000 schools - both primary and secondary - worldwide. TT Rock Stars is used to reinforce children's knowledge of timetables facts, set both in the classroom and as part of their homework.

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Year 4 ICT: Programming

Year 4 ICT: Programming Play

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