Computing Computing The new national curriculum states the importance of children in the UK being ‘computer literate’ and at Phoenix Academy all our classrooms have interactive whiteboards. Our pupils also have regular access to chromebooks in the classroom to aid learning. We aim to equip our young people with the skill-set and knowledge of computing that they will need for the rest of their life’s to enable them to participate in a digital world. From September 2014, pupils will cover new aspects which differ from the previous ICT curriculum. Our pupils will be expected to develop knowledge, skill and understanding in: the use of sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; working with variables and various forms of input and output; using logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs; computer networks including the internet, how they can provide multiple services, such as the world wide web; and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration; the effective use of search technologies, appreciating how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content; selecting, using and combining a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information; using technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognising acceptable /unacceptable behaviour; identifying a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.