As computers, tablets, smart phones and intelligent applications become a part of everyday life; the computing curriculum allows children to become computer literate, so they can access the digital world around them.
Children will enjoy taking photos and videos, creating music or film using new apps and how to find, create and save their work. They will also learn the values of perseverance and satisfaction when learning how to create code and algorithms for a program and how to fix any ‘bugs’ to enable it to work correctly. Initially they will learn how to make a robot move, how emails work and eventually how to write, fix and run complex applications or games using computer code. Most importantly, it will also teach children the invaluable lesson of how to keep themselves safe when enjoying computers at home and at school, whether online or when playing games or using apps.
Overall, the computing curriculum aims to give children a greater understanding of the knowledge, pleasure and the opportunities that computer science can bring to their everyday lives. See link below for year group progression.