Information Technology

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is considered very much part of the curriculum. During the Primary years we believe it is crucial to develop skills in a broad range ICT related areas.

Specialist ICT Teaching at Primary

During the Primary years we believe it is crucial to develop skills related to the use of Information Communications Technology (ICT). For this reason, your child will have two 40 minute lessons each week, in each year group. In the younger classes, these will be separate lessons, with the older classes we may run the periods together, depending on timetable access to computer labs.

The school benefits from two dedicated computer laboratories, whilst in the Primary school we have a class suite of laptop computers which we configure as either a classroom ‘laboratory’ set, or alternatively we spread them around the classrooms to afford greater mobility and ‘in-context’ use.

As students enter the Secondary School, in Year 7, they will continue with a programme of two, 80 minute, lessons per week, throughout the year.

What are the goals of the ICT programme in Primary?

Information and Communications Technology is considered very much part of the curriculum. All early years and primary classrooms have networked computers and access to computer laboratories, supported by a growing range of appropriate software.

ICT is also used as a tool throughout the curriculum aided by expanding Intranet resources.

In Years 5 and 6 all pupils have timetabled ICT classes with an ICT specialist in a fully equipped technology room.

All pupils record their computer-generated work in an electronic portfolio.

We purpose through our ICT programme to provide all students with the necessary tools they will need to succeed at Uplands, in university, and in life after university.