At Willowcroft Community School, we use ICT in most subjects and allow the children the opportunity to develop their skills in a variety of different ways.
We have 2 portable laptop trollies which consist of 30 laptops in each trolley. Each class has at least 1.5 hours timetabled to the discrete teaching of the new 2014 Computing Curriculum. As well as this dedicated time, there is also additional time available for all the children visit each week where they can access a wide variety of programs that cover all areas of the curriculum.
We encourage the children to experience ICT through a variety of different topics and allow them the opportunity to share and develop their understanding. We have a large emphasis on E-Safety which is included in every Computing lesson and our PSHE lessons. As well as teaching E-Saftey at school, we also encourage good practice at home. It is our School Policy that both parents and children share, read then agree to follow the E-Safety Code of Conduct.
In all year groups we aim to develop ICT skills, building upon previous experiences and developing them further. We also aim to introduce new experiences to help further their enjoyment of ICT, such as using animation, photography and a new found favourite, programming.
We are keen to keep up with 21st century technology and we are aiming for all classes to start blogging. Owls and Hedgehogs have already started blogging (check out the link on their class page.) Keep checking the class page to see which other classes have started blogging. We are aiming to set up enough blogs so that all children in the OPEN Partnership can view and comment on each other’s work.