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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.

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 Mrs Jardin and in KS2 Mrs Firek.