Technology is an integral part of everyday life.  At Gilbrook Primary School, we prepare our children for a future in modern technological society. We aim to develop a positive attitude to ICT and for the children to take charge of their learning becoming independent in their use of ICT.  We also make the children aware of the risks online and take part in the annual Safer Internet Day.

Skills are taught through our topic based curriculum Cornerstones, using a three year rolling program.  The topics are checked to ensure that all the objectives of the National Curriculum have been met and how well engaged the children have been.Aspects of Online Safety through the PSHE curriculum are taught.

Every class has access to a range of ICT equipment including laptops and iPads.  We encourage staff to incorporate technology throughout the wider curriculum and use these skills to research and present writing in a variety of ways. Each class has access to an Interactive Whiteboard or television, and teaching is delivered using this technology.

Each year the Subject Leader chooses a Key Performance Indicator (KPI), which are a set of sequential developmental skills. They form a focus for the leader to assess progress through our assessment program Target Tracker.  This is done through staff discussions and book scrutinies.

The National Curriculum objectives we aim to achieve are:


  • Understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions.
  • Create and debug simple programs.
  • Use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs.
  • Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content.
  • Recognise common uses of information technology beyond school.
  • Use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.


  • Design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts.
  • Use sequence, selection and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of output and input.
  • Use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs.
  • Understand computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the world wide web; and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration.
  • Use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked and be discerning in evaluating digital content.
  • Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information.
  • Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.

Current KPI’s

  • I can recognise how I use technology in my home and at school.
  • I can recognise how others use technology outside of school.
  • I can recognise acceptable and unacceptable behaviour online.
  • I know what to do if I see anything worrying online.
  • I understand how to choose online content for my age group.
  • I understand how to report concerns about content and contract in and out of school.



Year 1 2019/2020

Title Focus
1 The Enchanted Woodland Science

ICT-sending an email

2 Great Fire of London History

ICT- Use word processing to create a document

3 Moon Zoom D & T

ICT –  algorithms

4 Rio de Vida Music

ICT-Digital animations

5 Wirral Geography

ICT- Recognising how I and others us technology in and outside of school.

6 Superheroes PE

ICT-Downloading photographs and images, E-safety



Year 2 2020/2021

Title Focus
1 Houses and homes History

ICT – Drawing programmes

2 Muck, mess and mixtures Art & Design

ICT- digital presentations

3 Splendid Skies Science

ICT – E-safety

4 Dinosaurs History

ICT-programming a floor robot

5 Wriggle and crawl




ICT – Creating and debugging programs, algorithms, uses of ICT beyond school, logical reasoning

6 Holidays and Transport Geography

ICT – Digital photography



Year3 2021/2022

Title Focus
1 This is me History and Geography

ICT – E-safety

2 Bounce PE

ICT-digital photography

3 Beat Band Boogie Music

ICT-Audio recording

4 Scrumdiddlyumptious Science

ICT-Web searches, emails

5 Paws, claws and whiskers Art & Design

ICT-retrieving images, photography, using presentation software

6 Bright Lights Geography

ICT- algorithms, logical reasoning, creating and debugging programs, communication,  common uses of information technology

These are not Cornerstone topics





Year 1 2019/2020

Title Focus
1 Potions Science

ICT-presenting information

2 Traders and Raiders History


3 Road Trip USA Geography

ICT- collaborative databases and spreadsheets

4 Flow Geography

ICT-Online research and communication, e-safety

5 Gods and Mortals History

ICT- simple programming and algorithms


6 Playlist Music

ICT-digital recordings


Year 2 2020/2021

Title Focus
1 A child’s war History

ICT-using search technologies

2 Blue Abyss Science

ICT- programming

3 Might Metals Science

ICT-creating spreadsheets

4 Pharaohs History

ICT- E-safety

5 Burps, bottoms and bile Science

ICT- algorithms

6 Hola Mexico Music

ICT- digital presentation


Y3 2021/2022

Title Focus
Heroes and Villains History

ICT-web searches, e-safety

Frozen Kingdom Geography

ICT-collecting, evaluating and presenting information

Stargazers Science


Off with her head History

ICT- data handling, presentation

Predator Science

ICT-algorithms, flow diagrams, using logical reasoning

Misty Mountain Sierra Geography

ICT-satellite mapping, using GPS devices