At Brixworth Primary School we aim for our children to confidently and independently use and apply information technology skills to support and extend their learning. We develop a culture where the use of technology becomes second nature to our pupils, thus ensuring they are ready and able to embrace the technological advances of the future.
Children in all Key Stages have access to a bank of 30 shared iPads. Key Stage 1 have 16 surface Pros laptops and Key Stage 2 have 32 chromebooks. The children are taught using Interactive whiteboards, visualisers, digital cameras, voice recorders, and numerous other technologies. This allows us to create visually stimulating lessons and greater opportunities for interactive learning. Children are also taught to use online cloud based material including Mathletics and PurpleMash.
There is a key emphasis on learning skills for computing; these include programming, debugging and exchanging information. Our children are taught how to access information, evaluate its suitability, store it, share it with others and tailor it to meet their own needs.
Digital Literacy is a big part of the curriculum, with children learning how to use IT safely – at regular points throughout the year children undertake online safety sessions on topics such as cyberbullying and keeping information safe.