We introduced our new Year 1 classes to working on the school laptops at the start of the term. This is the first time that the children have accessed the laptops at school. We will be using these on a weekly basis throughout the year as part of the Year 1 ICT curriculum.
We held a class discussion first, thinking about how we can share the resources amongst our friends. We also addressed ICT basics such as how to turn on the laptops, and the importance of shutting down at the end of each session.
Our first ICT session in Year 1 was all about familiarity and feeling comfortable with the machines. The children explored the CBeebies website, finding many fun games and learning experiences to share. Future ICT sessions will introduce new software to Year 1, such as basic data handling and sorting, and how we can use the laptops for our literacy work.