At Lingey House Primary School children are taught computing from Reception through to Year 6. Pupils have the opportunity to use ICT within the class across a range of subjects. Children have access to PC's, iPads and LearnPads. Pupils are also taught about how to keep themselves safe online.
The new curriculum puts a clearer emphasis on three areas of learning:
Computer Science - how computers work and how to write algorithms; solve problems to eventually create a computer program.
Information Technology - how data is represented and managed on computers.
Digital Literacy - how to understand digital information and interact with it safely and appropriately.
The national curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:
can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation.
can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems.
can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems.
are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.