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Progression in Computational Knowledge, Concepts and Skills

 

 

Progression in Computational Knowledge, Concepts and Skills

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

 

Algorithms

create a series of instructions and plan a journey for a programmable toy

 

understand that algorithms are used on digital devices

 

 

 

 

 

Create programs

 

create, store and retrieve digital content

 

write a simple program and test it

 

create, store and retrieve digital content

 

give an ‘on-screen’ robot specific instructions that takes them from A to B

 

use technology to control an external device

 

write a program that combines more than one attribute

 

Develop programmes

 

 

design a sequence of instructions, including directional instructions

 

experiment with variables to control models

 

develop a program that has specific variables identified

 

develop a sequenced program that has repetition and variables identified

 

Using programmes

 

 

understand what computer networks do and how they provide multiple services

 

produce and upload a podcast

 

combine sequences of instructions and procedures to turn devices on and off

 

present the data collected in a way that makes it easy for others to understand

 

Reasoning

 

 

predict what the outcome of a simple program will be (logical reasoning).

 

discern when it is best to use technology and where it adds little or no value

 

make an accurate prediction and explain why they believe something will happen (linked to programming)

 

analyse and evaluate information reaching a conclusion that helps with future developments

 

design algorithms that use repetition and 2-way selection

 

Using technology

 

use a website and a camera record sound and play back

 

understand that programs require precise instructions

organise, retrieve and manipulate digital content

 

 

 

 

 

Uses of IT beyond school

 

talk about some of the IT uses in their own home

 

know how technology is used in school and outside of school

 

 

 

 

 

Safe use

 

use technology safely

 

keep personal information private

 

know where to go for help if concerned.

 

use technology respectfully and responsibly

 

Know different ways they can get help if concerned

 

recognise acceptable and unacceptable behaviour using technology

 

understand that they have to make choices when using technology and that not everything is true and/or safe

 

Be increasingly aware of the potential dangers in using aspects of IT and know when to alert someone if feeling uncomfortable

 

Networks

 

 

 

navigate the web to complete simple searches

 

know how to search for specific information and know which information is useful and which is not

 

 

 

Search engines

 

 

 

use a range of software for similar purposes

collect and present information

 

select and use software to accomplish given goals

 

understand how search results are selected and ranked

 

be aware that some search engines may provide misleading information

 

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