The 2014 national curriculum introduces a new subject, computing, which replaces ICT. Computing is concerned with how computers and computer systems work, and how they are designed and programmed.
A Key stage 1 children need to understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs are executed by following precise and unambiguous instructions.
At Key stage 2 children are taught to design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts.
All children will be taught about the internet and how they can keep safe online. This include knowing when the internet is being used; understanding what personal data is and knowing when they should or should not give out this information. It also includes discussions about being respectful to each other when online. Children learn what they should do if they come across something they are unsure of and learn how to make their internet searches specific and relevant.
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