ICT is now called Computing.
Nelson Mandela School has a dedicated computer suite, which has a full class set of networked computers. Pupils from year 1 and onwards have their own network ID and from year 3 their own password to logon to the network. There is a wide range of software which is continually monitored and updated as and when required. Nelson Mandela School uses the local authority network for internet access, which has the necessary firewalls and anti-virus security stopping entree to undesirable material.
There are portable laptop trolleys for each year group in key stage 2 that can be used for work in the classroom or in a different location within the school on the wireless network which runs through out the entire school. In key stage 1, year 2 have their own laptop trolley and nursery, reception and year 1 have their own mini computer suites. Nelson Mandela School also possesses Interactive Whiteboards in every classroom, as well as iPads for both staff and students.
ICT skills are taught both within computing lessons and within other subjects such as maths & science. All year groups are timetabled to use the computer suite at least once a week in order to cover all aspects of computing.
Computing at Nelson Mandela School is taught in line with the new National Curriculum.
The curriculum is broken down into 3 areas:
- Computer Science - Children learn how digital systems work and use this to create programs
- Information Technology and Digital Literacy- – children are able to use, express themselves and develop their ideas through information and communication technology
- E-Safety - Children use technology safely and keep themselves safe online (Take a look at how to keep safe online - click here)