Computing Yearly Overview

Year 1     Year 2     Year 3     Year 4     Year 5     Year 6

Primary National Curriculum-_Computing

Key stage 1

Pupils should be taught to:

 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

 use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs

 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.

Key stage 2

Pupils should be taught to:

 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

 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.