Our Lady of Lourds

St Norbert's
Catholic Voluntary Academy

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Recovery Statement

Information Communications Technology (ICT)  

At St Norbert’s, Information Communications Technology personal, enables our children to become independent, skilful and responsible members of both our school and wider global community. Our ICT provision aims to support them in understanding how to communicate, use and apply software packages and how to remain safe online. Our children are developing a range of highly effective skills which provide them with greater access to information, learning and research. They are growing up to engage and understand the digital world and utilise this effectively to enhance their ongoing learning journey.

Now more than ever, ICT education is playing a crucial role in connecting us to our places of work; to our schools; Our friends; Our families and it is essential that we empower each pupil and family to positively embrace this new form of learning technology and make valued contributions. ICT enables us to produce a range of media we can share messages in; share learning and collaborate with others to produce stunning extensions of our class based creativity – throughout this process we are mindful of safety and the implications technology brings.

Researching will be a crucial tool in developing positive views of the world around us; the changing scenery of school life; locality and the wider world. Listening to and reflecting on news stories or current updates will allow us to discuss and share ideas at every age and stage through other subject areas such as PSHE. It will be technology that enables us to consider ways in which we share this information more widely to celebrate the children’s successes – the use of MS TEAMs, Twitter or even the school website links – every part of technology across the school will play its part in ensuring we maintain our learning and well-being balance.

A key part of our plan for education is to ensure children become valuable and fully rounded members of society who treat others with respect and tolerance, regardless of background. This ensures young people understand the importance of using and maintaining tools with which to connect, give and share in co-constructing learning again.


Computing Purpose

The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.

National Curriculum Programme of Study


By the end of Year 1

  • Children to confidently talk about and refer to the idea of an algorithm being an ‘instruction.’
  • Children to be able to log on, open Microsoft Word and independently change their font style, font colour, font size, use of bold, italics and underlining.
  • Children to have a basic understanding of what e-safety is and why it is important to stay safe online.

By the end of Year 2

  • Children to be able to confidently talk about what an algorithm is and the idea that the instructions need to be precise (Need to be accurate) and what will happen if they go wrong.
  • The idea of trial and error with their algorithms. ‘’
  • Children to confidently discuss e-safety scenario cards and discuss/debate what should be done if they face this scenario.
  • Children to name at least 2 uses of information technology beyond the school environment and how this helps society,

By the end of Year 3

  • Children to confidently talk about what they should do if they are being bullied online or if they know someone who is being bullied.
  • Children should be confidently using Beebots and understanding how their algorithms are going wrong and how to fix them.
  • Children will be able to visually represent their algorithms using arrows
  • Children should be able to use scratch and manipulate programmes

By the end of Year 4

  • Children to know who specifically then can report a problem to and how to report inappropriate content.
  • Children to be able to use block coding, use of repetition to create given goals such as drawing a shape
  • Children to be able to write their own programs and debug them by going back into their code to see where the problem is
  • Children to understand that all information on the internet isn’t always true and how to evaluate digital content to check its authenticity

By the end of Year 5 and 6

  • . Children to specifically know how to solve case studies into improper use of the internet (Report button, ignore button etc) and give examples
  • Children to be confident in using block coding to programme physical systems and debugging them
  • Children to have a basic understanding of Microsoft Excel and how to input and present data