Computers are now part of everyday life. For most of us, technology is essential to our lives, 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 new national curriculum for computing has been developed to equip young people with the foundational skills, knowledge and understanding of computing they will need for the rest of their lives. They will learn how computers and computer systems work, they will design and build programs, develop their ideas using technology and create a range of content.
We use the Switched On Computing Program from Rising Stars. This program has been written by Miles Berry who is the Director Nacce which is the national association for everyone promoting learning with technology in a connected world. Nacce have identified five areas which the new computing framework covers which gives you an overview of what the children will learn.
You can find out more about the program which we use by visiting the Switched On Computing website.