Even at this early age, your child should feel confident about using technology in the classroom. They’ll be taught how to use technology to develop ideas and record creative work and be encouraged to make their own minds up about how best to use technology to support their learning.
How will my child use technology?
During Key Stage 1, your child will begin to use technology to:
- write clearly and improve grammar, punctuation and sentence structure in the stories they write
- use graphics packages to explore ideas and present work in different formats using simple tools such as the pen, brush, fill, and spray
- search for information held on a CD-ROM or the internet
- use menus, indexes and key words to search for pictures and gather information
- create, test and store basic instructions to control the movements of a floor robot in order to develop their understanding of programmed devices
- answer questions by selecting and using different types of software
- ask questions that can be answered with yes or no responses and work with a prepared file on a branching database program to practise their questioning skills
- enter and store information using some of the different types of electronic information resources that are available.
What types of technology are we talking about?
Schools differ in the ways they teach ICT: some will teach dedicated ICT lessons, others will teach ICT skills in lessons as the need arises.
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