Technology is essential to everyday life and ‘computational thinking’ is a vital skill when it comes to participating in an increasingly digital world. The computing curriculum has been developed to equip young people with the skills, knowledge and understanding of computing that they will need throughout the rest of their lives. Young people will learn how computers and computer systems work, how to design and build programmes, and how to develop their ideas using technology.
There is a focus on computational thinking and creativity, as well as scope for innovative work in programming and digital media. At East Preston Infant School we use the ‘Switched On’ scheme of work to teach the computing curriculum.
Computing is a core subject for pupils aged 5 to 16 and the curriculum comprises the following three strands:
- Computer Science (CS)
- Information Technology (IT)
- Digital Literacy (DL)