Technology and ICT

Pupils are introduced to a wide range of simple technologies through their practical creative work starting with cooking and sewing. As they get older this develops to include gardening, building, woodwork, pottery, flint knapping and metalwork. In these activities, they use an increasing range of hand tools and learn how mechanical tools function. E-safety is introduced in an age-appropriate manner from the Sunbeam year in Kindergarten. This continues and develops in the Lower School as pupils develop an understanding of a range of mechanical technologies in the broad context of other disciplines. From around Class 6 onwards the children are taught to use computers within the class as a research tool. Touch typing is also introduced.