Computers are now part of everyday life. For most of us, technology is essential to our lives, at home and at work. 'Computational thinking' is a skill children must be taught if they are to be ready for the workplace and able to participate effectively in this digital world.
The new national curriculum for computing has been developed to equip young people in England with the foundational skills, knowledge and understanding of computing they will need for the rest of their lives. Through the new programme of study for computing, they will learn how computers and computer systems work, they will design and build programs, develop their ideas using technology and create a range of content.
At Outwoods Primary, computing is divided into 3 main subjects:
Digital Literacy - able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through information and communication technology.
Information Technology - to create programs, systems and a range of content.
Computer Science - pupils are taught the principles of information and computing, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming.