The ability to use computers effectively is a vital life skill. Our aim at Burnt Oak Primary School is to allow children to become confident, effective and discriminate users of ICT. Children are encouraged to develop their skills and use them for a wide range of purposes, supporting their learning across the curriculum.
Our Computing curriculum focuses on three key areas:
Computer Science – e.g. writing and debugging programs, sequencing
Digital Literacy – e.g. e-safety and effective internet use, digital citizenship
Information Technology – e.g. desktop publishing, multimedia, handling data
E-safety is increasingly important as pupils’ access to internet-based technology widens both in school and at home; therefore, every pupil takes part in e-safety and digital citizenship lessons during term 1.
We currently have an ICT suite equipped with 30 desktop computers. All classrooms have networked desktop PCs and an interactive whiteboard. An additional set of laptop computers are available for use in other lessons to enhance learning.
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Our website and Twitter feed are regularly updated with highlights from the children’s learning and school events.