KS1 - Vocabulary


 The national curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:  

  • can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation  
  •  can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems  
  •  can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems  
  • 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 ….  


  1.  Pupils should be taught how 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 1 - Vocabulary