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Digital Literacy


As with traditional literacy, digital skills should help children to consume, comprehend and create content. This includes various tools, devices, apps, pictures, moving images and sound.  Furness children learn how this ‘digital syntax’ can be manipulated and structured to create meaning, and approach what they see with a critical eye. They learn to effectively navigate the internet; understanding the nuances of search, discerning good content from bad, and comprehending the importance of e-safety.

Computer Science

The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world. 

Our Aims

Welcome to the ICT and Computing Page

At Furness Primary Computing education aims to provide pupils with the skills to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with Mathematics, Science, and Design and Technology, and at Furness we exploit these links in the delivery of our computing curriculum.  

Information Technology


Information Technology is where pupils are taught to use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content.  At Furness children are taught to use search technologies effectively Select, use and combine 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


Computing Overview and Progression Map

Curriculum and Programme of Study

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