KS1 - Knowledge
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 ….
- Pupils should be taught how to;
- 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.
Key Stage 1 - Long Term Map