Computing should be a challenging, but ultimately rewarding, experience that has key links with modern technology which has become essential in day-to-day life. By the end of primary school, children should be digitally literate and have an understanding of the benefits of technology and its limitations, and link their learning to the world around them. Computing is an overarching subject, and should be used throughout the curriculum where it can serve to aid learning.
Computing has been developed to equip children with the foundational skills, knowledge and understanding of computing. 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. Activities should be linked with pupils’ own experiences, both within and beyond school: work and projects can be linked to the life of the school itself, or to pupils’ experiences of technology.