At Crosfields we believe it is important to give our children opportunities to learn and investigate the fast changing world of technology.
It is vital that we equip our children with the skills needed in the 21st Century so that they are able to use technology efficiently, express themselves and develop ideas. Pupils are encouraged to explore and from an early age they create presentations, develop word processing skills and become exceptional programmers.
Our aim is not just to teach the children how to code but to develop the ability to problem solve using computational thinking. This teaches them how to tackle large problems by breaking them down into a sequence of smaller, more manageable ones.
Pupils use a variety of software products to create quizzes, examine case studies, and fuse geometry and art to create tessellations. From Year 2, for programming, children use Scratch on the iPads or when they visit one of our ICT suites. Children are taught about being safe online.
Most importantly we want our children to develop a desire to explore and experiment with computers and computer programs.