Computing Overview and Skills

Computers are now part of everyday life. For most of us, technology is essential to our lives, both at home and at work. ‘Computational thinking’ is a skill children must be taught if they are to be ready for the workplace and able to participate effectively in this digital world.

The three focuses of the modern computing curriculum are: Digital Literacy, Computer Science and Information Technology. The national curriculum for computing has been developed to equip young people in England with the foundation skills, knowledge and understanding of computing they will need for the rest of their lives. Through the new programme of study for computing, they will learn how computers and computer systems work, design and build programs, and develop their ideas using technology and create a range of content.  

At Telscombe Cliffs Community Primary School, we teach computing on a weekly basis, following the Switched On Computing scheme of work, which encompasses all of the skills and tools children need in this digital age. Switched On Computing also incorporates online safety into all of its sessions, to ensure that children have all the tools required to deal with any online issues.