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ICT Curriculum 2020 2021

Intent
At The Federation of Bedenham and Holbrook Primary Schools, we believe that Computing is an exciting, creative and inspiring subject allowing all abilities of children to excel and flourish. We believe that it is an essential part of the curriculum; a subject that not only stands alone but is woven and should be an integral part of all learning. Computing within schools can therefore provide a wealth of learning opportunities and transferrable skills explicitly within the Computing lesson and across other curriculum subjects. Computing is an important part of everyday life and we need to prepare children for use of Computing and technology in their lives at school age and beyond.

Through the study of Computing, children will be able to develop a wide range of fundamental skills, knowledge and understanding that will actually equip them for the rest of their life. Children must be taught in the art form of ‘Computational Thinking’ (see appendix A) in order to provide them with essential knowledge and skills; they also need to be taught the skills of digital citizenship effectively. They will understand the significance of e-safety and staying safe whilst online and in using technology.

We aim 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.

 

Year 1 IT skills Computer Science Digital Citizenship

Google Classroom skills:

How to plug in and turn on a laptop (power button)
How to log on.
How to use the track pad to move the cursor.
How to shut down (understand that laptop needs to have finished shutting down before putting the lid down).

Word Processing:
Use of Caps Lock to create capital letters.
Use of back space to delete.
Use of space bar for a finger space.
Use of a full stop.

How a Supermarket Works:

Role play using a scanner
Understand that once something is brought it is removed from the shops computer (database).
Understand how shops know when to order new stock.

Beebots:

Explain what an algorithm is (set of precise instructions)
Programme a beebot to move to a specific place.
Explain the algorithm to others.

To identify technology uses at home.

To understand who to talk to if you feel unsure.

To describe ways that some people can be unkind online.

To understand that emoji’s can be used to communicate online.

To learn when it’s a good time to use screens.

To understand what information should not be shared online.

Year 2 IT skills Computer Science Digital Citizenship

Google Classroom Skills:
How to plug in and turn on a laptop (power button)
How to log on.
How to use the track pad to move the cursor.
How to open a WORD document.
How to shut down (understand that laptop needs to have finished shutting down before putting the lid down).

Word processing (Word):
Use of Caps Lock to create capital letters.
Use of back space to delete.
Use of space bar for a finger space.
Use of a full stop.
Use of exclamation mark.
Use of question mark.
Change font
Change size.

How a Supermarket Works:

 

Role play using a scanner

Understand that once something is brought it is removed from the shops computer (database).

Understand how shops know when to order new stock.

Beebots:

 

Explain what an algorithm is (set of precise instructions)

Programme a beebot to move to a specific place.

Explain the algorithm to others.

To explore and identify why we should limit our screen time.

To be able to communicate safely with people we don’t know.

To identify and describe bullying behaviour and how it can look online.

To understand how bullying can make someone feel.

To understand that some information we find online may not be true.

To identify and describe who a trusted adult is and what they should do when I need help.

Year 3 IT skills Computer Science Digital Citizenship

Google Classroom Skills:
Recap how to log on.
How to access Google Classroom via Internet.
How to log on to Google Classroom.
How to open work provided.
How to reply to a comment (in full sentences)
How to adjust the volume.

Word processing (Word):
Use of Caps Lock to create capital letters.
Use of back space to delete.
Use of space bar for a finger space.
Use of a full stop.
Use of exclamation mark.
Use of question mark.
Change font
Change size.
Bullet points
Underline
Bold

Scratch skills:

Access Scratch

List all the objects they need to make

Break up a problem into parts and solve the parts separately

Discover the most important part of the problem

Delete the cat

Import the magic carpet sprite

Move 10 steps when press the 1 key

Leave a trail, stop leaving a trail and clear a trail

Select a colour

Paint multiple cloudy backgrounds

Draw instructions in Scratch

To identify and consider why a balance is needed when using screens.

 

To know what to do when we feel uncomfortable or upset by familiar or unfamiliar people.

To understand the need to be careful with the type of information shared online.

To understand what autocomplete.

To understand that the Internet can be used to buy and sell things.

To recognise online identity as only part of a whole person and explore the importance of positive…

Year 4  IT skills Computer Science Digital Citizenship

Google Classroom Skills:

Recap how to log on.

How to access Google Classroom via Internet.

How to log on to Google Classroom.

How to open work provided.

How to edit and save work.

How to reply to a comment (in full sentences)

How to adjust the volume.

 

PowerPoint Skills:

Open PowerPoint (blank presentation)

Insert text.

Insert pictures.

Insert a new slide.

Scratch skills:

Access Scratch
List all the objects they need to make
Break up a problem into parts and solve the parts separately
Discover the most important part of the problem
Delete the cat
Import the magic carpet sprite
Move 10 steps when press the 1 key
Leave a trail, stop leaving a trail and clear a trail
Select a colour
Paint multiple cloudy backgrounds
Draw instructions in Scratch

To explore strategies to help limit screen time.

To know how to create a safe screen name.

To understand how content, I post might affect others and their feelings.

To explain ways that information about me online could have been copied, changed or shared.

To analyse information and differentiate between opinions, beliefs and facts.

To know what to do when something goes wrong online.

Year 5 IT skills Computer Science

Digital Citizenship

Google Classroom Skills:

Recap how to log on.

How to access Google Classroom via Internet.

How to log on to Google Classroom.

How to open work provided.

How to edit and save work.

How to reply to a comment (in full sentences)

How to adjust the volume.

PowerPoint Skills:

Insert text.

Insert pictures.

Insert a new slide.

Creating animations

Using different slide types.

Add sound effects.

Scratch skills:

Access Scratch

List all the objects they need to make

Break up a problem into parts and solve the parts separately

Discover the most important part of the problem

Delete the cat

Import the magic carpet sprite

Move 10 steps when press the 1 key

Leave a trail, stop leaving a trail and clear a trail

Select a colour

Paint multiple cloudy backgrounds

Draw instructions in Scratch

To recognise negative online behaviour and know what to do if I encounter it.

To understand how to protect myself from negative behaviour online.

To know how to search for information about an individual online.

To describe how information found online can be used to make judgements about individuals.

To define social interaction and describe the positives and negatives of social interaction online.

To identify the reasons why people share information about themselves online and explain the difference between private and personal information. To explain why it is risky to share information online.

Year 6  IT skills Autumn 2 Computer Science

Summer 1 Summer 2

Google Classroom Skills:
Recap how to log on.
How to access Google Classroom via Internet.
How to log on to Google Classroom.
How to open work provided.
How to edit and save work.
How to reply to a comment (in full sentences)
How to upload photographs of work to Google Classroom.
How to adjust the volume.

PowerPoint Skills:
Open PowerPoint (blank presentation)
Insert text.
Insert pictures.
Insert a new slide.
Creating animations
Using different slide types.
Add sound effects.

Scratch skills:

Access Scratch
List all the objects they need to make
Break up a problem into parts and solve the parts separately
Discover the most important part of the problem
Delete the cat
Import the magic carpet sprite
Move 10 steps when press the 1 key
Leave a trail, stop leaving a trail and clear a trail
Select a colour
Paint multiple cloudy backgrounds
Draw instructions in Scratch

To know how to report problems and support others when I’m working online.

To understand that we can all make a positive difference when it comes to stamping out bullying.

To understand how to create a positive online reputation.

To understand how our digital actions now can impact our future.

To explore how search engines work and how results are selected and ranked.

To explore ways to minimise negative feelings felt when using social media.