ICT is a fundamental part of the world we live in and children start familiarising themselves a variety of equipment and media from the start of their time at the Pre-Prep. They need to know how to use the different tools at their disposal competently and to develop healthy and safe attitudes towards them as they mature. Each class uses the ICT suite twice weekly and there is a selection of mobile equipment such as ipads, cameras, and programmable toys to support learning.
Staff use ICT to bring the outside world into the classroom using interactive whiteboards and the wifi network. The children themselves master research skills and extend their learning using interactive software and take the first steps into understanding coding. Mouse skills remain important in this age of touch screens and swiping.
Internet safety is a key strand to our ICT curriculum and parental workshops raise awareness in this crucial area.