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ICT: Digital Literacy aims to provide students with the key ICT skills they will need to successfully participate in school and safely use ICT in a domestic or commercial environment. Pupils are taught about use of the Internet and how to protect themselves from unwanted or potential harmful contacts. They develop an understanding of the uses and tools available within office based programs: word processing, spreadsheets, multimedia presentations and desktop publishing. Pupils are taught how to tailor their work to the needs of their audience and the purpose of the task. There is a strong focus on developing pupils' typing skills and encouraging them to touch type.
Once pupils have gained the basic skills required to meet the demands of the curriculum and their everyday lives they are encouraged to experiment further with ICT through the ICT: Computer Studies curriculum. This takes a more demanding and technical approach to ICT and covers areas which may not be required by employers or all areas of the curriculum but can be rewarding and challenging to pupils and give them a greater understanding of the machines which are so important in our lives.
Homework is set once a week in ICT: DL during Key Stage 2, for Year 5 these always focus on keyboard skills and touch typing; pupils are provided with a homework record where they will track the activities they have attempted each week and their targets are monitored in lessons to see how improvements have been achieved. Supporting your child with their typing is invaluable and pupils always value the recognition of their hardwork both from school and at home. In Year 6 more curriculum specific activities are set for homework, these are all set out in the Year 6 homework page of this section of the school website.