At Dean Valley we encourage our children to explore technology. We teach children how to use a wide range of devices including cameras, computers, iPads and Bebots. Children learn from an early age that computers are all around us and the that they have different uses in and outside of school.
From Key Stage One, children begin to learn what algorithms are and how they are used to as programs digital devices. Children create their own projects using Scratch, Bebots and a wide range of other digital applications. They are also encouraged to use technology purposefully to support their learning across the curriculum. This is evident in children's literacy work being edited and published in digital books, digital photo collages linking to their science experiements or movies produced to present their topics.
All children in school learn the importance of e-safety. We have annual visits from the Cheshire Police who advise the children and parents on how to stay safe online and we teach e-safety through our computing and PHSE sessions.