Here at Yeading Infant and Nursery School, ICT is very important and a skill which is essential in most aspects of our everyday lives. We will be providing children with the opportunity to explore, express, engage, evaluate and exhibit. Technology is always evolving and we want the children here at Yeading to be equipped with the knowledge and understanding needed to keep up with the pace. In order to do this, we ensure children are able to have the access to ICT at all times, from nursery to year 2.
It is important for children to build on the foundations, and so we support them in learning how to use a mouse, keyboard and simple programs. Once children are comfortable with this, we teach them the use of algorithms, how to organise, store, retrieve and manipulate data and how to use the internet safely and respectfully. Your children will also be taught how to create and debug simple programs and how to control or simulate physical systems.
ICT is not just a subject which is used when dealing with computers. It is much more than that and we want children to understand just how important and fascinating technology is. This is why we teach them how to use iPad’s, cameras, microphones, Coomber CD players and visualizers. We also ensure we have cross-curricular planning, which allows the children to use ICT in order to support their understanding in other subjects. For example, children may use a computer program such as Purple Mash to label parts of the body, which links to science.
We hope your child enjoys learning ICT at Yeading and we can assure you they will be given every opportunity to explore safely.