The aim of the Computing Curriculum is to build an understanding of how computers work and how they can be used in the real world, both in a child’s future employment and in enabling them to be good 21st Century global citizens.
Computing develops both skills and knowledge. Children are taught computer science, including the craft of coding – from floor and screen turtles in KS1 to Scratch at KS2. Children learn about programming, data, algorithms and computer networks. This enables children an understanding of the principle of computer science alongside computational thinking.
The Computing Curriculum puts a clearer emphasis on three areas of learning:
Computing Science – how computers work and how to use them to solve problems.
Information Technology – how data is represented and managed.
Digital Literacy – how to understand digital information and interact with it safely and appropriately.