ICT has rapidly become one of the most important subjects that children learn about in schools. They learn important skills about communication in the 21st century; about how information can be found, assessed and presented using a range of tools. They have an understanding of how technology works, and engage in tasks that allow them to program and control real time events. Often some of the best learning in ICT is invisible - the children apply skills and tackle new problems in a way that enhances their learning in other parts of the curriculum.
At Sun Hill Junior School, the children will learn to use the Internet responsibly. They will learn how to present and organise information using word processing programs, art programs, presentation programs, databases and spreadsheets. They will engage in creative tasks such as writing, art, creating animations, music and digital photography. They will learn about the impact that technology has on our society and about how to gather information through sensors, control systems and program them.
How you can help at home:
By allowing your children access to computers, iPads, iPod touches and other devices you already are. The children can often support key skills in maths and English using many of the games identified on pages on this website. Sometimes, the children may like to do further Internet research on a topic which has fired their interest. They may also like to present their home learning using ICT – whether this is typed up using a word-processing program, a presentation or an animation. It is all a valuable application of skill.