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Technology

Computing

We aim to prepare the children for life in a rapidly changing world in which work and other activities are being transformed by developing technologies. They are taught how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world. We have wireless laptop trolleys, with 16 laptops in each, for use in classrooms, interactive whiteboards in every class, a digital projector in the hall, digital cameras and other ICT items for curricular use.

 

Design and Technology

Design and Technology prepares children for the future by encouraging them to look critically at their surroundings and improve them. The children develop creative ideas based on specific criteria and communicate their designs in different ways. They work with tools, equipment, components and materials, combining their practical skills with a thorough understanding of the technical possibilities. Children can draw on their knowledge and understanding from other areas of the curriculum. Work can be carried out individually or in groups, so improving pupils’ ability to operate as members of a team. This is particularly evident in our Enterprise Week each year. Pupils are encouraged to evaluate their own work and that of others and by doing so they learn to express their opinions in relation to the design criteria. We aim to help children enjoy making things that people want and that work well.

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