Food for thought – we need to take pre-existing knowledge/skills into account…

When pupils come to school are they devoid of ICT knowledge and skills?  Should we try and take account of this?

Watch this video and then see what you think... 

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HIAS_Reception_ICT_Audit 

Click on the link above to open a sample questionnaire to provide to Reception or other pupils (parents/carers) to complete to enable you to get a better idea of pre-existing ICT knowledge and skills.

Foundation Stage Sensory Room Promotes Technology at Rainham Village Primary School

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Have you thought about setting-up a ‘Sensory Room’ or ‘Sensory Area’ in your school or pre-school setting making use of simple technologies to help develop pupils’ senses?  Rainham Village Primary School’s Nursery Class has a range of everyday technologies for pupils to explore, including dance mats, programmable toys, listening area, flashing ropelights and a baby monitor, so that pupils can hear what they is happening in the Sensory Room from anywhere in the Nursery Class.  It is well worth a visit! 

For advice on setting-up a Sensory Area in your school get in touch with the HIAS ICT Team.