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Key Stage 1 National Curriculum Objectives:

Digital literacy

  • 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.

Information Technology 

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

Computer Science

  • 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 
  • 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.

Year 1

In Year 1, all children will build on the skills learnt during their time in reception whilst also being introduced to new skills and concepts. They’ll learn how to use technology safely and will understand the importance of keeping personal information private. They will continue to build on their understanding of technology in the wider world, discussing the differences between objects that use technology and objects that do not. Pupils will begin to use programmes to design and control basic characters.

Year 2

In year 2, pupils will build on the skills learnt in year one. Pupils will extend their understanding of using technology safely, focusing on online searches and how to report inappropriate content to trusted adults. They will learn how to find digital content using search engines and how to create simple algorithms so that they can change into code. Children will learn how to organise and retrieve data using databases and will use a range of media to present digital content.


Key Stage 2 National Curriculum Objectives:

Digital literacy

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

Information Technology 

  • 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.

Computer Science

  • 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.

Year 3

In year 3, pupils will build on the skills learnt in year 2, whilst also being introduced to new skills and concepts. In KS1, the children will have learnt about online safety, databases and algorithms. In year 3, pupils will understand how search engines are connected to the internet and how results are selected and ranked. Children will build on their knowledge of collecting and presenting data by using graphs and databases. Pupils will have a deeper understanding around the importance of personal information, such as having a secure password. Children will develop their coding skills further by translating simple real-life situations into algorithms.

Year 4

During year 4, children will continue to build on their learning from year 3. In year 4, children will continue to develop their understanding of online safety by knowing a range of ways to report inappropriate content on all forms of technology. Pupils will begin to make informed choices on how to present information and data using a variety of ways such as PowerPoints, leaflets, posters, graphs and databases. Children will develop their programming skills by thinking more logically to assist them in correcting errors and predicting outcomes accurately.

Year 5

In year 5, all pupils will build on their discussion skills and will continue to develop and practice their technical vocabulary. All pupils will build on their understanding of online safety, focusing safe and respectful they should be when using technology and online services. Pupils will extend their understanding of search engines, using a more advanced option, by specifying additional requirements to narrow down searches. Children will develop their coding skills by turning complex real-life situations into algorithms.

Year 6

In year 6, pupils will consolidate their knowledge and skills from previous years. They will show their awareness of online safety by identifying more discreet inappropriate behaviours using critical thinking. Pupils will think carefully about their audience when designing and creating digital content. They will use suitable criteria to evaluate the quality of their digital content. Building on their searching skills, pupils will be able to readily apply appropriate filters when searching for digital content. Children will develop their coding skills by being able to test and debug their programs using logical steps.

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