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.