Our ICT Policy
Bretforton First School ICT Policy
At Bretforton First School, we want our children to experience the awe and wonder of the world around them and develop the conceptual understanding, skills and attitudes for future life. Our Information and Communications Technology scheme is taught in a stimulating and challenging manner, which fosters each child's ability to find things out, develop and communicate ideas, share information and review their work as it progresses. We do this by employing an approach that focuses on each child's experiences and their awareness of the world around them in order to enhance and develop their knowledge, skills and understanding.
We ensure that each child recieves their entitlement to a broad, balanced and relveant curriculum, which incorporates the programmes of study as detailed in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and the National Curriculum.
ICT Across The Curriculum
At Bretforton ICT provides opportunities to promote:
Social Development - Through the sharing of computers and the taking of turns.
Moral Development - To begin to appreciate the need for resposibility in the use of ICT.
Spiritual Development - Providing opportunities for the children to experience the awe and wonder of a new technique or program. It also helps them to recognise their own and others creativity and imagination.
Cultural Development - Through the investigation of other cultures via the Internet.
ICT gives children supervised access to the wider world community using the Internet and E-Mail.
Communication - Children have the opportunity to communicate in a variety of ways, using text or graphics, for a variety of purposes. They can read and select from a range of sources and discuss and relfect on their own and others work.
Problem Solving - Through modelling real situations and developing solutions to problems when working with ICT.
Thinking Skills - Through helping the children to identify relevant sources of information, to develop ideas and work collaboratively to solve problems.