What is Computing? Computing is the new ICT and can be divided into 3 areas: Computer Science, Information Technology and Digital Literacy (which includes eSafety). We have then categorised the aims for the new computing curriculum as identified in the Programme of Study.
How does Computing work at All Saints?
The aim is to have six dedicated Computing units per academic year (plus an additional one for Digital Citizenship & Technology (DL) with a strong focus on e-safety). This is to allow more time for the application of Digital Literacy skills in other areas of the curriculum. Because there is now less content in the Computing curriculum, children should have more opportunities to use technology to support their learning in literacy, maths, and all the other areas of the school curriculum. Please see each year group's scheme of work for coverage across the year.
It is important to recognise however that some aspects of traditional ICT are still required to be taught discretely and should not be forgotten:
• in KS1, children should be taught to: “use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content”;
• in KS2, children should be taught to: “select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information”.