At Gonville Academy, our curriculum has been designed to meet the specific needs of the pupils. Over the course of the year, our students learn explicit skills, such as critical thinking and creativity, within the three main areas of the ICT curriculum: computer science, digital literacy and e- safety.
- Digital literacy is concerned with retrieving, organizing, creating and presenting information across a range of digital devices. Within this topic, we aim to promote children’s understanding of the advantages of digital communication and collaboration.
- In e- safety, we teach the children about how to be responsible and sensible digital citizens through class discussion and whole school initiatives, such as E- Safety week.
- Computer science helps children understand how computers and networks work. At Gonville Academy, we use a range of coding programs and devices in order to expose children to the concept of programming from an early age. Over the course of their time at Gonville, children will use beebots, Scratch, Microbit simulations and even learn how to read and manipulate Python.
Our ICT curriculum links to the wider curriculum, which allows children to use their knowledge from a variety of subjects in order to aid their understanding and application of ICT based skills. At Gonville Academy, we are equipped with a computer suite and class sets of iPads which allows us to teach ICT on a weekly basis across the school.
We aim to enable children to develop a competent and confident approach to computing, which will equip them with the knowledge and understanding necessary to be digital leaders of tomorrow.