Computing at KS2, Years 3, 4, 5 and 6
Pupils should be taught to:
- 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
- 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
- Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.
Year 4 children can:
Algorithms and programming
- I can experiment with variables to control models.
- I can give an on-screen robot specific instructions that takes them from A to B.
- I can make an accurate prediction and explain why I believe something will happen (linked to programming).
- I can de-bug a program.
- I can select and use software to accomplish given goals.
- I can collect and present data.
- I can produce and upload a pod cast.
- I recognise acceptable and unacceptable behaviour using technology.
Knowledge and understanding
- I understand the need for rules to keep me safe when exchanging learning and ideas online.
- I recognise that information on the internet may not be accurate or reliable and may be used for bias, manipulation or persuasion.
- I understand that the internet contains fact, fiction and opinion and begin to distinguish between them.
- I use strategies to verify information, e.g. cross-checking.
- I understand the need for caution when using an internet search for images and what to do if I find an unsuitable image.
- I understand that copyright exists on most digital images, video and recorded music.
- I understand the need to keep personal information and passwords private.
- I understand that if I make personal information available online it may be seen and used by others.
- I know how to respond if asked for personal information or feel unsafe about content of a message.
- I recognise that cyber bullying is unacceptable and will be sanctioned in line with the school’s policy.
- I know how to report an incident of cyber bullying.
- I know the difference between online communication tools used in school and those used at home.
- I understand the need to develop an alias for some public online use.
- I understand that the outcome of internet searches at home may be different than at school.
- I follow the school’s safer internet rules.
- I recognise the difference between the work of others which has been copied (plagiarism) and re-structuring and re-presenting materials in ways which are unique and new.
- I can identify when emails should not be opened and when an attachment may not be safe.
- I can explain and demonstrate how to use email safely.
- I can use different search engines.