Computing replaces Information and Communication Technology (ICT), with a greater focus on programming rather than operating programs. Computing teaches essential skills that children must develop in order to access the modern world.
The 2014 Computing curriculum focuses on three aspects of learning:
- Computer Science – Understanding how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge through programming.
- Information Technology – Evaluating different IT devices to create programs, systems and various content (such as app creation).
- Digital Literacy – Being able to express, use and develop ideas and language through Information Technology. The skills learned through using the variety of equipment are applied through all areas of the curriculum (for example, writing a blog or analysing Science data).
Children at Hallbrook have access to a range of technology including iPads, programmable toys and our new computer suite (from September 2017).
For more detail on the Computing curriculum, please see the attached documents.