At Chesham Bois we recognise the importance of developing digital literacy within our students. Digital tools are going to be a critical part of your child’s future. Whether your child is using a computer to edit video, a waterproof device to collect data in forest school, creative and communication skills in the TV studio, the ethos of Chesham Bois is to use the technology alongside excellent teaching to provide an outstanding education; packed with opportunity.

In order to facilitate the uptake of these essential skills, the school has recently completely upgraded the ICT suite. We now have a full complement of up-to-date desktop computers that are able to run the latest educational programs.

In tandem with developing your child's ability to make high quality use of the latest digital tools, CBS also emphasises the importance of developing safe and responsible use of ICT in its students. E-Safety is a central theme in the curriculum, with its import consistently reinforced through a number of student driven projects.


Keystage 1


Years 1 and 2: Children will be taught to. . .

· 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.


Keystage 2

Year 3 - 6 children will be taught to…

· 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 input and output

· 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