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Computing

The Subject Leader for Computing is Mrs. Nayar

 

Underwood School has worked hard to develop a complement of the most up-to-date computers that the children use regularly to develop their computing skills, as well as supporting all other areas of the curriculum. They use the Internet and e-mail for research and communications. Computing at Underwood is fun!!

 

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.

 

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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