Wednesday, 23 May 2018

School ICT

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Computing Overview

National Curriculum Aims


By the end of Reception children should be able to recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools and they can select and use technology for particular purposes. 


  • To understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions
  • To create and debug simple programs
  • To use logical and reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs
  • To use technology puposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate, and retrieve digital content
  • To recognise common uses of information technology beyond school
  • To use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go to for help and support when they have concerns about content on the internet or other online technologies. 


  • To design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts
  • To use sequence, selection and repetition in programsl work with variables and various forms of input and output
  • To use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs
  • To understand computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the world wide web; and the opportunities they offer for communications and collaboration
  • To use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evalutating digital content
  • To 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, evaluatiing and presenting data and information
  • To use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/ unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.