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The National Curriculum states that:

 

Key Stage 1

Pupils should be taught 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 2

Pupils should be taught to:

  • 􏰀  design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts

  • 􏰀  use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output

  • 􏰀  use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs

  • 􏰀  understand computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the world wide web; and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration

  • 􏰀  use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content

  • 􏰀  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, evaluating and presenting data and information

  • 􏰀  use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.

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