Our School

Computing

Our Intent

Though our computing curriculum at Holycroft we aim to give our pupils the life-skills that will enable them to access and use technology in a productive and safe way.

Holycroft wants pupils to know what career opportunities could be open to them with the skills gained during computing lessons whilst with us and as they move on to further education.

Holycroft want the use of technology to support learning across the entire curriculum and to ensure that our curriculum is accessible to every child. We want our pupils to have a breadth of experience and become a responsible digital citizen and a wider member of the global community.

Computing Curriculum Overview

Key Stage 1 National Curriculum Expectations

 

Pupils should be taught to:

•            understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions;

•            create and debug simple programs;

•            use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs;

•            use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content;

•            recognise common uses of information technology beyond school;

use 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.

Key Stage 2 National Curriculum Expectations

 

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.

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

EYFS

Understanding the World (Technology)

Children recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools. They select and use technology for particular purposes.

 

Year 1

Online Safety

Multimedia text and image

Multimedia sound and motion

Handling Data

Technology in our lives

Coding and Programming

Online Safety

Year 2

Online Safety

Multimedia text and image

Multimedia sound and motion

Handling Data

Technology in our lives

Coding and Programming

Online Safety

Year 3

Online Safety

Multimedia text and image

Multimedia sound and motion

Handling Data

Technology in our lives

Coding and Programming

Online Safety

Year 4

Online Safety

Multimedia text and image

Multimedia sound and motion

Handling Data

Technology in our lives

Coding and Programming

Online Safety

Year 5

Online Safety

Multimedia text and image

Multimedia sound and motion

Handling Data

Technology in our lives

Coding and Programming

Online Safety

Year 6

Online Safety

Multimedia text and image

Multimedia sound and motion

Handling Data

Technology in our lives

Coding and Programming

Online Safety