At Bucklesham Primary School we believe that children should master the concepts and skills of the curriculum. We want children to actively engage with technology, rather than be passive consumers of it.
Children should understand that the core of computing is based upon computational thinking. this ability to develop and test algorithms will make them more systematic thinkers and more efficient problem solvers. This has benefits that can be felt in many other curriculum subjects.
The children, over time, will be taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming.
Computing should also ensure that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology. They will also be taught how this can be achieved safely, with regular input on key esafety issues.
Key Stage 1 & EYFS
Key Stage 2
• Understand what algorithms are, how they are implemented as programs on digital devices, and that programs execute by following a sequence of instructions.
• Write and test simple programs.
• Use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs.
• Organise, store, manipulate and retrieve data in a range of digital formats.
• Communicate safely and respectfully online, keeping personal information private and recognise common uses of information technology beyond school.
• Design and write programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts.
• Use sequence, selections and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output; generate appropriate inputs and predicted outputs to test programs.
• Use logical reasoning to explain how a simple algorithm works, 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.
• Describe how internet search engines find and store data; use search engines effectively; be discerning in evaluating digital content; respect individuals and intellectual property; use technology responsibly, securely and safely.
• Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information