There are a few changes to this area of the curriculum in light of the new curriculum - the biggest one being the name!
In the new curriculum the subject of ICT has been replaced by Computing. The programme of study for Computing describes three aspects of the computing curriculum: computer science, information technology and digital literacy.
The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
Our aim in Computing is for the children to develop their computational thinking and their creativity. Many aspects will also be taught alongside other curriculum areas such as, DT, Science, Literacy, Numeracy and Art.
In addition we will encourage the children to use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly.