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Computing

The Subject Leader for Computing is Mr. Adcock

 

At Underwood C of E Primary School, we aim to provide high-quality computing education that equips children with the skills required to flourish in an ever-changing digital world. Technology will play a key role in childrens’ lives and therefore the knowledge and understanding of ICT is of increasing importance. Our Computing curriculum focuses on a progression of skills in digital literacy (evaluating digital content and using technology safely and respectfully), computer science (programing and understanding how digital systems work), information technology (using computing systems to store, retrieve and send information) and online safety to ensure that children become competent in safely using, as well as understanding, technology. Furthermore, we aim for Computing to play a key role in cross-curricular learning to support children’s creativity and accessibility.

 

Teaching for every child
Key Stage 1

 

Children learn how to use ICT to find out information, and then to share and exchange it. They become familiar with some hardware and software - for example, learning how to use a word processor and 'paint' software. They store information on computers, present it in different ways, and talk about how ICT can be used both in and out of school.

 

National curriculum breakdown

EYFS

Year 1

Year 2

Algorithms and creating/debugging programmes

Understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions

Create and debug simple programs

 

Reasoning for prediction

Use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs

 

  • Understand left, right, up down, forwards and backwards and create a series of instructions
  • Plan a route using instructions
  • Purple Mash – wrong sandwich or bubbles in 2code
  • Understand that an algorithm is a set of instructions and it needs to be precise.
  • Write a simple program using previous instructions plus right angle turns and repeat commands

 

 

  • Predict the outcome of a set of instructions
  • Identify issues and debug.
  • Purple Mash debug challenge chimp

Using technology purposefully

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

  • Select buttons to achieve desired outcomes such as making toys perform an action
  • Select technology for a particular purpose. E.g photos.
  • Capture an image with a camera, retrieve it from photos and print off with help.
  • Record sound and play it back
  • Enter information into a template to create a graph. Talk about results.
  • Purple Mash – 2Quiz (sorting shapes). 2 code design mode (manipulating backgrounds). 2count (pictogram)
  • Continue to develop ability to create, name, save and retrieve
  • Understand appropriate searches (using key words) on the internet and that not all information is accurate or useful
  • Know how to find information on a website using links and printing a web page to use as a resource.
  • PowerPoint to use previous skills with pictures, text, animation and sound
  • Shape tools to draw, colour and resize

Use of IT beyond school. E-safety

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.

  • Recognise different technology
  • Using keyboard to type
  • Using a mouse to make things happen
  • Talk about the use of IT or technology in your own home. Modern Tech

 

  • Using the keyboard features such as spacebar, backspace, enter, shift and arrow keys. Switch on and shut down
  • Introduce email communication - Recognise the @ symbol in an email address. Send a class email and write their own email address.
  • E-safety – To know how to save work and keep usernames and passwords safe.

 

  • Send and reply to emails. Purple Mash 2respond.
  • Use previous skills to word process a piece of work. Understand how to insert and delete a word using the mouse and arrow keys.
  • Understand how to highlight to change its format (E.g font, font size, bold, underline and italics) and undo/ redo mistakes.
  • E-safety – To know how to report inappropriate content and where to go for support.
  • To know SMART safety rules

Teaching for every child
Key Stage 2

 

Children use a range of ICT tools and information sources, such as computer software and the Internet, to support their work in other subjects. They develop their research and communication skills. They learn that information needs to be accurate and relevant - and that information on the Internet may sometimes be neither. Because of this, they are taught how to check the quality of information, learning how to filter good information from bad, and how to present information in a way that suits the needs of their audience. Children also explore and compare the different ways ICT is used in and out of school.

National curriculum breakdown

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Algorithms – designing, writing and debugging

Design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts;

Use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and  various forms of input and output;

Use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs;

- To understand how to use a range of variables and program more complex sequences of instructions (debugging issues) including 90 and 45 degree turns

- To know how to draw shapes on screen using commands

-To understand and use a range of variables to write more complex programs (sequence, selection and repetition) debugging and predicting throughout. Repeat, if, when, loop, specify degree turns, getting from x to y.

- To know how to use commands and repeat instructions to draw shapes

- To understand and use a range of variables to write more complex programs (sequence, selection and repetition) debugging throughout. On, off, input and output, if, when, then, forever/forever if and tabs to organise code.

- To understand how to control an external device that is electrical or mechanical

-  To understand and be able to explain independently detailed strands of coding that has used a wide range of skills (inc nesting of coding)

- To be able to evaluate the effectiveness of own algorithm, debugging specific parts of code.

- To know how to use different inputs (including sensors) to control an external device, triggering events

Using the internet

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;

Multimedia and Data Handling

(Data retrieval, organisation and evaluation)

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;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presenting data

 

- To know how to search, copy and save images or text from the internet into a folder

- To understand how to save websites to favourites and how to note take relevant information.

- To know how to use search engines to find specific websites judging its credibility and taking notes for relevance

- To know how to use tabbed browsing and opening of a new link

- To know how to search using keywords.

- To understand how to compare results of at least two searches and determine the relevant information to copy, paste, download and save.

- To confidently know how to use key word searches as well as complex searches using ‘+’ ‘OR’ “Find phrase in inverted commas”

- To understand credibility, reliability of websites including potential bias

 

 

- To know how to download images, delete unwanted images and edit photos (crop, add effects and resize.

- To understand how to manipulate sound

 

- To input, sort and search a prepared database and answer questions.

- To know how to use a branching database

 

 

- To know how to use screen capture, snipping tool, scanning, visualise and internet.

- To know how to download and save images (from a range of sources) and edit photos using previous skills plus rotate, crop, adjust colours and send back/front.

 

- To understand how to input, sort and search their own database, answering questions.

- To know how to use a spreadsheet to input data and create a bar chart using key terminology (cells, rows, columns and highlighting.

- To understand how to collect and download audio from a variety of sources as well as using Audacity to trim, arrange and edit audio

 

- To understand how to choose an appropriate tool to collect data

- To know how to use a spreadsheet to input, interpret, compare and check data using a range of skills. Producing tables and graphs. Formulas, keyboard shortcuts and formatting cells, tables and data

- To know how to search a database for information using symbols (= > <)

 

- To understand how to manipulate text, image, sound

 - To know how to edit film. Scripting, rehearsal, evaluation, quality of shots and sound.

- To understand how to save multimedia content in different formats.

 

- To understand, collect and present own live data. Identify error, patterns and sequences.

- To know how to use a spreadsheet to input, interpret, compare and check their own live data using a range of skills. Use formula bar for mathematical scenarios.

- To know how to present information (considering audience) using PowerPoint and a small range of skills. Move from slide to slide, combining text and images.

- To know how to manipulate text building on previous skills. Centre text, use spellchecker and textbox.

- To understand how to evaluate and improve work.

- To know how to present information (considering audience) using PowerPoint and a further range of skills building on previous. Insert sound, animations and transitions

- To understand how to evaluate and improve work

- To know how to independently present information (considering audience) using PowerPoint and a further range of skills.

- To understand how to use word count, bullet points and numbering

-  To understand how to evaluate and improve work and the work of others.

- To know how to independently create a sophisticated presentation for target audiences. Hyperlinks and film.

- To understand how to present a film and adapt for different audience

- To know how to choose correct page set up and text formatting

-  To understand how to evaluate and improve work and the work of others.

Safe use of technology. E-Safety

Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.

 

 

 

 

- To understand how to open and send attachments on email.

E-Safety

- To understand and explain SMART

- To understand the need to only download safe content (with permission) as well as sending and replying safely and respectfully

 

- To know how to post and present work for others

E-safety

- To understand the term cyberbullying and how to display yourself online appropriately.

- To know how to identify age appropriate content and where to go for support.

 

- To understand how to communicate appropriately online in a variety of different ways.

E-Safety

- To know how to interpret, create and explain scenarios for online risk. .

- To understand the need to communicate respectfully and positively. Information is never lost!

- To understand and use video chat

E-Safety

- To understand consequences of actions and how to support friends to make good choices

- To be able to identify more discreet inappropriate content

 

 

Computing Progression: KS2
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