Computing Curriculum Overview
1. PROGRAMMING, CODING, AND CONTROLLING DEVICES
1a. How can we make things work?
1b. How can sequences of commands make things happen?
1c. How do we create a simple game using code?
1d. How do we use more complex procedures to control or simulate physical systems (e.g., controlling multiple systems on a fairground ride)?
2 KEEPING SAFE IN THE DIGITAL WORLD
2a. What is the internet?
2b. How can we use the internet to safely find information to help us learn?
2c. How do we know if information we find online can be trusted?
2d. Can we publish web content/blogs whilst carefully considering the information we share?
3 KEEPING SAFE ONLINE
3a. How can we communicate with each other?
3b. How can we share our school’s online safety rules to others?
3c. How can technology impact our health and well-being?
3d. How could we create a resource or strategy to help other children limit the negative effects of technology?
4a. How can you add your name to a digital picture?
4b. How do we combine text or sound with images to present a story?
4c. How can we create a multimedia project to present our learning in a topic?
4d. How can we use a more sophisticated range of tools and techniques to create a non-linear, multimedia presentation to tell new parents about our school?
5 DIGITAL IMAGERY
5a. How do we create a picture using technology?
5b. How can you retrieve and change your photographs?
5c. How can we create a film or animation for a specific purpose (e.g., a persuasive advert linked to a topic?
5d. How can we combine photos, videos, sounds, text, and voice-over to create a TV programme linked to our learning in another subject?
6 MUSIC AND SOUND
6a. How can we use technology to capture sounds?
6b. How do we enhance our digital work by adding sound?
6c. How can we digitally compose music or sound effects to accompany our work (e.g., poems, drama, dance etc.)?
6d. How can we add a variety of music/sound to add atmosphere to our work, considering our audience and purpose?
7 DATA HANDLING
7a. How can we use technology to sort information?
7b. How can we present data though pictograms using technology?
6c. How can we use spreadsheets and databases to help us manage and compute larger amounts of information?
7d. How can we use a range of searches, sorting, filtering, and graphing in spreadsheets/databases to interpret data we have collected?