The national curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:
ï§ can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
ï§ can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
ï§ can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
ï§ are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
During years 1 and 2 pupils will be taught to use the following ….
ï§ understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions
ï§ create and debug simple programs
ï§ use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs
ï§ use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content
ï§ recognise common uses of information technology beyond school
ï§ 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.