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King's Court First School

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Computing at King's Court First School  

At King’s Court children are taught 'Computing' by PPA Primary Cover who are specialist in delivering computing and programming lessons. Children have a weekly session in addition to our DT and STEM curriculum maps where children have opportunities to develop and explore their own programming  and engineering skills.

Children are taught to:

  • understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation

  • analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems

  • evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems

  • be responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.

 

Key stage 1

Children are 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

Children are 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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