Within my setting, ICT is an opportunity for children to apply and develop their knowledge and capability. With my help, they can research, question accuracy of sites and exchange and share information together and through emails (we also share with a neighbouring school and have class blogs). Children are learning the fundamentals of research and electronic media, with support, guidance and safeguarding programs. They develop ideas using tools to refine work, enhance quality and accuracy, use spell checks and thesaurus. These are just some of the general requirements from National Curriculum 1999, published by QCA. In conversation with my teacher, we noted how technology has changed rapidly. We use ICT in Assembly, …show more content…
The children are aged six to seven and the intended learning outcomes were to see if their estimations were correct. For science, we were scaffolding the children to learn about discovery as well as communication, discovering if the plants would reach their estimated height, and communicating with each other to discuss expectations. To be able to distinguish the impact science and technology has on everyday life and environmental impacts on bee pollination and weather conditions (Block 4, week 18, Science and Technology). We represented the situation in maths to predict the outcome and add details to a graph, interpreting mathematical data (DCSF/QCDA, 2010:14) (Haylock with Manning (2010). Professionally, I thought it was good to share our approaches and the resources we use in our school setting. Taking note of comments in the forum, I delivered the show and tell to colleagues, explaining that we could use this in assessments for learning and received positive responses and feedback.
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Looking back at the Maths targets I identified and discussed in TMA01, I feel that my knowledge and progress in problem solving has developed. The challenge for me was the opportunity to understand the problem solving strategies and be able to use logical reasoning. The lack of this affected my mathematical investigations with the children and my confidence to represent and model situations using a range of