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Every child from the foundation stage to Year 6 has one dedicated hour lesson a week taught in our well-equipped computer suite, which houses 20 high specification touch screen computers.
At the Elms we focus on the teaching of both ICT and Computing. In the Infants, children receive ICT lessons where they are taught how to use a computer and handle basic computer software. The children also begin learning how to touch type and this continuously progresses throughout the whole school.
As children move through the school, ICT gently phases into the learning of Computing. In these lessons the children become confident learning how the inside of a computer actually works. They are taught how to write code in different languages and have the opportunity to control robots. They also learn the skills needed to create their own games, programs and apps.
The Elms offers extensive opportunities to use ICT outside of the computer suite too. Every classroom is equipped with an interactive whiteboard. We have 20 iPads and 40 laptops, as well as a set of video cameras which are booked out by class teachers to help ensure every child is engaged and able to add to their ICT skills in any subject, both at the Elms Lower and Upper School. In addition to this, the school also hosts a weekly Code Club run after school by a computer industry specialist.
As well as learning about the technical side of computing, our pupils are continuously taught from the beginning about how to use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private and where to go for help if they have any concerns about content or contact on the internet.