ICT is an integral part of role play in our Foundation Stage
classrooms, reflecting its ever expanding presence in the wider
world. Young 'shopkeepers' use electronic tills, 'shoppers' use
cash machines and 'security staff' communicate via walkie talkies.
Our children operate tape recorders as they listen to stories and
use computer software to enhance their learning. They programme
toys such as robots or cars and send small 'bees' buzzing back to
The use of the interactive whiteboard brings further excitement
into the curriculum as the children learn to send emails, write
letters and numbers with a 'magic' pen or consolidate literacy and
Word processing skills are developed in Years 1 and 2 not only
in the classroom but also in the Junior ICT suite where each child
has access to a computer. Our children also enjoy creating pictures
and adding text, making charts and graphs from information they
have collected and using the internet. Digital cameras, tape
recorders and programmable toys are used to enhance learning in
subjects across the curriculum.
My favourite lesson is ICT because I like using all the
different keys and exploring new websites.