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​The curriculum is changing and schools need access to materials to support this. Available below is a copy of the National Curriculum beyond 2014. Computing at Schools have also produced guidance for primary schools on the primary curriculum. This includes a description of the different terms refered to in the curriculum. The computing curriculum can be split into 3 strands:

  • Computer Science where pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to apply this knowledge through programming.

  • Information Technology in which pupils to create, organise and present a range of content , systems and programs.

  • Digital Literacy in which pupils are able to use technology to communicate and express themselves safely as active participants in a digital world.

The curriculum for early years now includes a specific learning outcome on technology and there is a focus on understanding how to operate equipment and how to use a computer program. This can be found on page 29 of the early years outcomes document below. The technology early learning goal states:

Children recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools. They select and use technology for particular purposes.


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