The technological world is fast-moving, dynamic and exciting. At Thomas Jolyffe we recognise and embrace such advances by integrating technology into the children’s daily lives. We aim to ensure that, as children progress through the school, they develop a variety of skills and knowledge to enable them to use technology in an effective and safe manner. Our curriculum inspires our children to explore a range of computing concepts and use this to develop their critical thinking and creativity. It can be broken down into 4 main strands:
We recognise the importance of safeguarding our children online and aim to teach them the advantages and disadvantages of an ever-growing virtual world. Using a whole-school community approach through the National Online Safety platform, our comprehensive e-safety curriculum aims to ensure that our children understand online dangers and how best to react should an incident arise.
Further information about our approach to online safty and the National Online Safety programme can be found by clicking here.
This element of the curriculum is primarily embedded in all subjects in the curriculum and used to enhance and support learning of other curriculum areas. The children are introduced to new applications and tools throughout their time at Thomas Jolyffe and leave us with a range of skills that will support them throughout their lives. Each child has full access to a number of Microsoft Apps through the WeLearn365 suite, such as Word, Excel, Sway and PowerPoint. Utilising the SharePoint, the children are able to save, store and share work with teachers and other pupils. A whole-class set of iPads is available in each Key Stage and they are in daily use, supporting the children’s digital literacy skills and wider curriculum knowledge.