Computing

If you require any additional information regarding the curriculum other than that stated below, Skills Booklets are available from the school office which show all the objectives that children will be taught in all year groups for each subject. These booklets will be sent out at the start of each academic year.

 Additionally, you can find the National Curriculum at https://www.gov.uk/national-curriculum/overview or ask for a copy from the school office.

 

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is concerned with the storage, processing, presentation and communication of information by electronic means. This includes the measurement, modelling and control of external events. ICT continues to evolve very quickly and has now become firmly embedded in many aspects of everyday life, both at home and in the workplace.

 

As ICT underpins today’s modern lifestyle it is essential that all pupils gain the confidence and skills that they need in this subject, to prepare them for the challenge of a rapidly developing and increasingly technological world. The use of ICT at Great Paxton will also enhance and extend children’s learning across the whole curriculum whilst developing motivation and social skills.

 

Aims of ICT

At Great Paxton CE Primary School we aim to:

 

  • Develop ICT as an essential and creative process in which children are encouraged to use their own initiative, imagination, reasoning and investigative skills; 
  • Help children to appreciate the relevance and value of ICT in our society and to see it as an essential tool for learning, communication, finding information and for controlling and understanding their environment; 
  • Ensure all children receive equal opportunity to develop their ICT capability, with ICT being taught as a discrete National Curriculum subject, as well as being embedded across the curriculum; 
  • Provide children with opportunities to work individually and collaboratively;

Objectives being taught this year 2016-17

 Year 1

  • I can create a series of instructions
  • I can plan a journey for a programmable toy
  • I can keep personal information private
  • I can use technology safely
  • I can create digital content
  • I can record sound and play back
  • I can retrieve digital content
  • I can store digital content
  • I can use a camera
  • I can use a web site

 Year 2

  • I can find errors and amend (debug)
  • I can predict what the outcome of a simple program will be (logical reasoning)
  • I can test and amend a set of instructions
  • I can use a range of instructions (e.g. direction, angles, turns)
  • I can write a simple program and test it
  • I understand that algorithms are used on digital devices
  • I understand that programs require precise instructions
  • I know how technology is used in school and outside of school
  • I know where to go for help if I am concerned
  • I use technology respectfully
  • I can navigate the web to complete simple searches
  • I can organise digital content
  • I can retrieve and manipulate digital content

 

Year 3

  • I can design a sequence of instructions including directional instructions.
  • I can write programs that accomplish specific goals.
  • I can work with various forms of input.
  • I can work with various forms of output.
  • I can use a range of software for similar purposes.
  • I can collect information.
  • I can design and create content.
  • I can present information.
  • I can search for information on the web in different ways.
  • I can manipulate and improve digital images.
  • I use technology respectfully and responsibly.
  • I know different ways I can get help if I am concerned.
  • I understand what computer networks do and how they can provide multiple services.
  • I can discern where it is best to use technology and where it adds little or no value.


Year 4

  • I can collect and present data
  • I can produce and upload a pod cast
  • I can select and use software to accomplish given goals
  • I can evaluate information

  • I understand how search results are selected and ranked

  • I can analyse information

  • I can edit a film

  • I can combine sequences of instructions and procedures to turn devices on and off

  • I can design algorithms that use repetition & 2-way selection

  • I can use technology to control an external device

Year 5

  • I can collect and present data
  • I can produce and upload a pod cast
  • I can select and use software to accomplish given goals
  • I can evaluate information

  • I understand how search results are selected and ranked

  • I can analyse information

  • I can edit a film

  • I can combine sequences of instructions and procedures to turn devices on and off

  • I can design algorithms that use repetition & 2-way selection

  • I can use technology to control an external device

Year 6

  • use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.
  • 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 sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output
  • 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

 

   
       
         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Christian value for September - Creation and Stewardship. The respect for Creation has faltered in the face of technological advances. What should we be doing now?

Strong Foundations
&High Expections