Computing has been commonly known in schools over the last few years as ICT (Information and communication technology). The subject area itself has not changed. Within computing at the early stages children explore how to operate basic equipment, understand how technology works and look at operating basic computer programmes. They explore programming toys to a set of instructions and watching how it works, finding out if something went wrong and fixing it as well as exploring ways of using technology across the curriculum. As the children get older they will start to use computing language and ideas in many subject areas, especially maths. They will be taught vital skills that they can apply to a variety of programmes; they will make animations and discover how programming works at a higher level.
All children will be taught about the internet and how they should keep safe online. Aspects of thins include knowing when the internet is being used and that it isn’t just ‘google’, understanding what personal data is and knowing when they should or shouldn’t give out this information and being respectful to each other when using online services. Children learn what they should do if they come across something they are unsure of and learn how to make their internet searches specific.