At Lion, we’ve created a rich and detailed sequential curriculum for ICT that’s all about challenging children and encouraging them to work independently. This builds in 'skills' lessons, of course, that teach children how to use hardware and software, but we also use ICT capabilities to support teaching across the curriculum, particularly in English, Maths and Art.
Children use IT as they would any tools such as a pencil or pen – it is not in addition to what we do, rather an extension. We have mapped the best platforms and apps for children to work with, and added a clearly defined e-safety strand that meets government requirements and keeps pace with the progression of learning at every stage.
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To access the thousands of digitised lessons we use a system called Miro. Miro is a content-sharing platform that lets teachers make, edit, share and distribute lessons to pupils!
What am I learning? How does it relate to what I learnt last year and to what I'm going to learn next year? Our learning pathways graphically set out the whole subject curriculum and bring the learning journey to life for every learner, in each year.
For every lesson in every subject, the Lion Pathways Curriculum provides end-of-topic or end-of-module assessment sheets; we use these to capture both pupil and teacher feedback for that piece of work. By actively tracking each learner’s views in a consistent and systematic way, it ensures their voice is heard and recorded, a core part of every element of the teaching and learning cycle.