The use of Information and Communication Technology is an integral part of National Curriculum and is a key skill for everyday life. Interactive Whiteboards, computers, programmable robots, digital and video cameras and tape recorders can be used to acquire, organise, store, manipulate, interpret, communicate and present information. As such at St Peter’s we recognise that our pupils are entitled to a structured, progressive approach to the learning of the skills needed to enable them to use it effectively.
At St Peter’s ICT are fun and enjoyable lessons as well as being hands on and often relates to other subjects or topics.
Here are some examples of work the children have done through out the school.
In Reception the children enjoy using painting programs to design Easter Eggs.
The children develop their drawing skills by using tools and learn to add text to their pictures.
In Year 2 the children use programs such as Textease, enabling them to insert clip art and use more advanced
tools e.g. arrows.
The children support their topic of Dragons with powerpoint displays.
The children are able to use more advanced programs to input data and present information. They compare
results with research from the internet.
By inputting information, the children can control devices. Planning and testing the outcome allows the children to edit their work.
Year 6 the children are able to report on school events such as football matches. They use digital cameras/video to record events and select photos to use in Publisher to create a newspaper report.