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Information, Communication and Technology (Computing)

In Computing we use the programmes of study for key stages 1 and 2 for the National Curriculum in England. For a complete overview please click HERE to open a new window with the whole document from the Department for Education. 5

Much of our computing is taught through the IPC units. Where any computing is not covered in this way we teach it as a separate computing unit.

Over the course of key stages 1 and 2 children will be given the opportunity to develop to the full, their abilities in:

  • understanding what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions
  • creating and debugging simple programs
  • using logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs
  • using technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content
  • recognising common uses of information technology beyond school
  • using 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.
  • designing, writing and debugging programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts
  • using sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; working with variables and various forms of input and output
  • using logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs
  • understanding 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
  • using search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content
  • selecting, using and combining 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
  • using technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.

The lead staff member for ICT in the Early Years and KS1 is Miss Cresswell and in KS2 Mr Lee.