Using ICT

Information and Communications Technology, across the curriculum, has the potential to transform and enrich pupils’ learning experiences and environments. It can empower pupils, develop self-esteem and promote positive attitudes to learning. Additionally, the creative use of ICT has the potential to improve pupils’ thinking skills, providing them with opportunities to become independent, self-motivated and flexible learners.
Using ICT describes the ability to handle and communicate information, solve problems and pose questions through the use of information and communication technologies in a variety of contexts across the curriculum.  It includes collaboration within and beyond the classroom; allowing pupils the opportunities to share and exchange work; and exhibit and showcases their learning.

At St. Martin's PS, pupils use ICT across the curriculum focusing on the five ‘E’s of Using ICT:


This encourages pupils to:

  • access, select, interpret and research information from safe and reliable sources;

  • investigate, make predictions and solve problems through interaction with digital tools.


This encourages pupils to:

  • create, develop, present and publish ideas and information responsibly using a range of digital media and manipulate a range of assets to produce multimedia products.


This encourages pupils to:

  • communicate safely and responsibly using a range of contemporary digital methods and tools, exchanging, sharing, collaborating and developing ideas digitally.


This encourages pupils to:

  • talk about, review and make improvements to work, reflecting on the process and outcome and consider the sources and resources used, including safety, reliability and acceptability.


This encourages pupils to:

  • manage and present their stored work and showcase their learning across the curriculum, using ICT safely and responsibly.