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Computing – Year 5

Digital Literacy

Online Safety 


  • Children will have a secure knowledge of common online safety rules and can apply this by demonstrating the safe and respectful use of a few different technologies and online services.
  • Children implicitly relate appropriate online behaviour to their right to personal privacy and mental wellbeing of themselves and others.

Information Technology 


Writing for different audiences


  • Children can search with greater complexity for digital content when using a search engine.
  • Children are able to explain in some detail how credible a webpage is and the information it contains.
  • Children are able to make appropriate improvements to digital solutions based on feedback received and can confidently comment on the success of the solution. e.g. creating their own program to meet a design brief using 2Code. 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.

Computer Science 


Effective Searching

Hardware Investigators 


  • Children may attempt to turn more complex real-life situations into algorithms for a program by deconstructing it into manageable parts.
  • Children are able to test and debug their programs as they go and can use logical methods to identify the approximate cause of any bug but may need some support identifying the specific line of code.
  • Children can translate algorithms that include sequence, selection and repetition into code with increasing ease and their own designs show that they are thinking of how to accomplish the set task in code utilising such structures. They are combining sequence, selection and repetition with other coding structures to achieve their algorithm design.
  • Children can begin to think about their code structure in terms of the ability to debug and interpret the code later, e.g. the use of tabs to organise code and the naming of variables.
  • Children understand the value of computer networks but are also aware of the main dangers. 
  • Children recognise what personal information is and can explain how this can be kept safe. 
  • Children can select the most appropriate form of online communications contingent on audience and digital content, e.g. 2Blog, 2Email, Display Boards.