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Year 3

Exploring the internet (Technology around us)

 

Pupils are taught about computer networks. They learn to use communication and collaboration tools safely and respectfully including email and discussion forums. They learn to use advanced search techniques to find copyright free images to support their learning.

 

Technology in the workplace (Technology around us)

 

Pupils are taught about the role of devices in industry. They learn that data can be collected, stored and retrieved from a variety of devices including data loggers. They know that personal data shared online may be seen, used and altered by others.

 

Go with the flow (Computer science)

 

Pupils are taught to use LOGO to program on and off screen turtles. They learn to write procedures using flowchart software and to solve problems by breaking them down into smaller parts.

 

Make a scene (Computer science)

 

Pupils are taught to program floor and on screen turtles using the programming language LOGO. They learn to plan, create and evaluate an animated scene using the program Scratch.

 

At the movies (Transferable skills)

 

Pupils are taught to use Chroma Key (green screening) as a film making technique. They learn to plan using a storyboard and write scripts that detail camera shots and angles. They record and import sound observing copyright.

 

Snap chatter and send (Transferable skills)

 

Pupils are taught to collaborate online using email and chat and the associated e-safety. They learn to manipulate and alter images and to behave appropriately online. They know the effect that unacceptable online behaviour can have on others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 4

Evaluating the internet (Technology around us)

 

Pupils are taught to evaluate websites for reliability, bias and persuasion. They learn that technology can affect their own and others’ health and wellbeing. They learn about copyright and plagiarism and know the importance of re-structuring and re-presenting information that they have found.

 

Technology in everyday life (Technology around us)

 

Pupils are taught about control systems in the home and the wider world. They learn what acceptable/unacceptable online behaviour is and know ways to report concerns about unacceptable content and contact. They use data loggers as a way of collecting data to analyse, evaluate and present.

 

‘Begin at the beginning’ (Computer science)

 

Pupils are taught to use the program Alice. They learn to use sequence, selection and repetition in programs, work with variables and various forms of input and output. They test, debug and evaluate their programs.

 

On the grid (Computer science)

 

Pupils are taught to use LOGO commands within the program Scratch to create mathematical patterns. They learn to create variables and to use co-ordinates to place and move sprites through a maze game that they have planned and created.

 

Get it write (Transferable skills)

 

Pupils are taught to use a range of drafting and editing conventions in order to make their writing more accurate. They learn to credit sources of information used in their research. Pupils work collaboratively to create multimedia presentations using Prezi.

 

Special branch (Transferable skills)

 

Pupils are taught to use and create branching databases. They learn what spreadsheets are and what they are used for. They use spreadsheets to create surveys which they share online. They create bar charts to present their findings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 5

Searching the internet (Technology around us)

 

Pupils are taught to manage passwords and to keep their online details private. They learn what search engines are, how they work and how websites are ranked. They learn effective search techniques and how to add credits to their work.

 

Technology in action (Technology around us)

 

Pupils are taught about computer simulations. They learn about the PEGI rating system and the benefits and risks associated with gaming. They learn about the data protection act and the consequences associated with data inaccuracy and data loss.

 

It’s a new world (Computer science)

 

Pupils are taught to use the program Kodu to create a game. They learn to solve problems by breaking them down into smaller parts. They plan and create a more complex game to set criteria. They evaluate their own and others’ games.

 

‘How long is forever?’ (Computer science)

 

Pupils are taught to use the program Alice to plan, create and evaluate a quiz to meet set criteria. They learn to use If/Else statements and to recognise types of Boolean data. They are shown how to create Scratch 2.0 online accounts and to recognise the importance of term of use and privacy policies for online accounts.

 

Frame and fortune (Transferable skills)

 

Pupils are taught to use search technologies effectively. They learn to observe the rules of copyright and plagiarism, citing sources used within their research. They create collaborative presentations and plan and create cut out animations for a given subject and audience.

 

Clear and present danger (Transferable skills)

 

Pupils are taught about email security issues and how to keep themselves and their devices safe. They learn to use simple formulae within spreadsheet models. They create multimedia poems.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 6

Respecting the internet

 

Pupils are taught how search engines find and store data. They learn that what they do online leaves a digital footprint and that using technology can impact on their own and others’ lives. They plan, create and evaluate their own webpage.

 

Technology in our future

 

Pupils are taught about careers in computing and how technology is used in many aspects of employment. They learn that everyone has a right to privacy and how to protect their own personal data and that of others. They understand the risks associated with sexting.

 

Ask me a question

 

Pupils are taught how to create a quiz using the program Kodu. They learn to program positive and negative scores and a timer. They plan, program, test, refine and evaluate their own quiz to meet given criteria.

 

Better together

 

Pupils are taught to use the Scratch 2.0 offline editor to create a quiz for sharing online. They learn to use variables, comparison operators and IF/Else statements. They understand that there are benefits and risks associated with online accounts.

 

Express yourself

 

Pupils are taught to use video and sound editing techniques. They learn to create blog posts and vlogs to support their learning and upload them to their own website. They follow the rules of copyright and plagiarism and understand the risks associated with webcams.

 

Worlds apart

 

Pupils are taught to navigate Google Maps and Google Earth and to use them to support map work. They learn to combine information drawn from a range of sources including databases and online archives and to present it using a variety of software.

 

 

 

 


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