"I am not in competition with anyone but myself. My goal is to improve myself continuously."
Technology is an integral part of everyday life. At Lawn Primary School, we prepare our children for a future in an environment which is shaped by technology. We aim to develop confident, independent learners who plan, design, create, program and evaluate information through the use of ICT. As well as the benefits of ICT we are also aware of the risks, therefore we prepare our children to stay safe online through a robust Online Safety Curriculum, as well as promoting online safety through the annual Safer Internet Day. At Lawn Primary we acknowledge that computing and e-learning makes a massive contribution to all aspects of school life, for children, staff, governors, parents and the wider community, in this ever-changing technological world.
We recognise that children are living within an increasingly technological world and aim to develop confidence and knowledge in this area. Computing skills are taught and practiced within discrete sessions so that they can be applied across the curriculum to enhance other subjects. Alongside the computing curriculum, aspects of Online Safety through our PSHE, Online Safety and RSE curriculum are taught. As children leave primary school, we aim for children to transfer this knowledge and have confidence to implement these skills in everyday situations.
Every class has access to a range of IT equipment including Chromebooks and iPads. We encourage staff to incorporate technology throughout the wider curriculum and use these skills to research and present writing in a variety of ways. Each class has access to an Interactive Whiteboard, and teaching is delivered using this technology. Skills are covered through our curriculum which ensures that children are taught the appropriate skills to support their development. Children use a range of technology to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information responsibly and creatively. They learn how to employ computing to enable rapid access to ideas, information and experiences from a range of sources, people, communities and cultures. Increased capability in the use of computing promotes initiative and independent learning, with children being able to make informed judgements about when and where to use computing to best effect, and to consider its implications for home and work both now and in the future.