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All children have Computing lessons and enjoy using many different forms of ICT across the curriculum.

As well as subject specific lessons, opportunities are often sought in other areas of the curriculum for children to enhance and broaden their understanding: filming a drama scene in Literacy; using interactive whiteboard games in Numeracy; or researching places, events or historical figures. Our aim is for the children to understand that competence and confidence when dealing with ICT is an essential life skill and central to the world we live in.

Key Stage 1 and 2 follow the Switched On (Rising Stars) scheme of work which meets the criteria of the 2014 curriculum, providing opportunities for the children to learn using a variety of hardware and programmes.

Children in Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Years 3 and 4 also have regular access to iPads within lessons and use these across the curriculum.

At Heybrook we do not set Computing homework but many of the projects undertaken in school are web based and therefore many children continue to work on these outside of lessons. In addition the children often research topics for history, geography and RE and using the internet is an important part of this work.

If you would like any more details about Computing or our use of ICT at Heybrook please do not hesitate to contact the school and ask to speak to Mr Gregory.

We understand that e-safety is an important area of concern and have a specific e-safety policy which is displayed in all classrooms. Teachers ensure that children know how to use the internet as safely as possible and are aware of the procedure for reporting material which may be unsuitable. If you would like any more information about e-safety at home some of the following sites have excellent advice:

BBC – Stay Safe     BBC – NewsRound     Think U Know     Kid Smart

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