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The national curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
  • can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
  • are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.

 

KS1

Pupils should be taught to:

  • use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content
  • recognise common uses of information technology beyond school
  • use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.

 

KS2

Pupils should be taught to:

  • understand 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
  •  use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content
  • 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
  • use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.

 

Year 1

Technology Outside School

Recognise common uses of information technology beyond school.

Children understand what is meant by technology and can identify a variety of examples both in and out of school. They can make a distinction between objects that use modern

technology and those that do not e.g. a microwave vs. a chair.

 

Year 2

Creating Pictures 

Including uploading it to a shared drive (teams)

Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content.

Children use a range of media in their digital content including photos, text and sound. Children are confident when creating, naming, saving and retrieving content.

 

    

    

    

 

 

 

Year 3

Email 

Understand 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.

Children can list a range of ways that the Internet can be used to provide different methods of communication. They can use some of these methods of communication, e.g. being able to open, respond to and attach files to emails using 2Email. They can describe appropriate email conventions when communicating in this way.

 

      

      

      

 

Year 4

Writing for different Audiences 

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.

Children are able to make improvements to digital solutions based on feedback. Children make informed software choices when presenting information and data. They create linked content using a range of software such as 2Publish+. Children share digital content within their community, i.e. using Virtual Display Boards.

      

      

      

 

 

 

Year 5

Concept Maps 

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.

Children are able to make appropriate improvements to digital solutions based on feedback received and can confidently comment on the success of the solution. They objectively review solutions from others. Children are able to collaboratively create content and solutions using digital features within software such as collaborative mode. They are able to use several ways of sharing digital content, i.e. 2Blog, Display Boards and 2Email.

Use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content.

Children search with greater complexity for digital content when using a search engine. They are able to explain in some detail how credible a webpage is and the information it contains.

 

Year 6

Blogging 

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.

Children make clear connections to the audience when designing and creating digital content. The children design and create their own blogs to become a content creator on the Internet, e.g. 2Blog. They are able to use criteria to evaluate the quality of digital solutions and are able to identify improvements, making some refinements.

 

 

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