Miles Berry, a well-known expert in primary ICT, has been working on a Naace endorsed Computing At School (CAS) project along with a small group – from Havering School Improvement Service and others – in order to develop a short set of notes on the new computing PoS for primary teachers. This has now been mailed out to primary schools as Computing in the National Curriculum but I felt that it may be far more useful to share the publication with teachers as an electronic document. Please click on the image below to download a PDF copy:
What the publication contains
“The 2014 national curriculum introduces a new subject, computing, which replaces ICT. This represents continuity and change, challenge and opportunity. It gives schools the chance to review and enhance current approaches in order to provide an even more exciting and rigorous curriculum that addresses the challenges and opportunities offered by the technologically rich world in which we live.
Computing is concerned with how computers and computer systems work, and how they are designed and programmed. Pupils studying computing will gain an understanding of computational systems of all kinds, whether or not they include computers. Computational thinking provides insights into many areas of the curriculum, and influences work at the cutting edge of a wide range of disciplines.
ICT New Program of Study
The three aspects of the computing curriculum are: computer science (CS), information technology (IT) and digital literacy (DL).