Key Stage 1



·           Understanding how devices are controlled and that a program will follow instructions – using hand held equipment.

·           Create instructions

·           Predict results from instructions

·           Create, organise and manipulate digital content

·           Tell an adult if something upsets you whilst using computer – e-safety

·           Recognise common uses of information technology beyond school




·           Create and implement algorithms. Understand that programs follow precise instructions (algorithm = step by step procedure)

·           To work out what is wrong with instructions and put it right.

·           Make accurate predictions about the effect programming will have

·           Create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content.

·           Understand different types of personal information. Use IT equipment carefully.

·           Distinguish between IT found at home, school and in the street.


Lower Key Stage 2



·           Using scratch to create a program with a start routine to generate sound and images.

·           Design and create programs using sensors

·           Adapt a program for specific purpose

·           Use Skype and blogs

·           Use Google and other search engines competently.

·           Format text/create images/presentations/animations/spread sheets – interpreting results (capturing data e.g. temperature)

·           E-safety and respecting equipment




·          Use email and attach files.

·           Use word art/create and capture images (screenshot or download from camera) / record sound/ create animations/ edit film/ use excel – sort data/ create bar charts. Talk about how to use programs and understand processes.

·           E-safety with email and attachments/virus protection.


Upper Key Stage 2



·           Adapt existing programs and personalise. Add sound and explore.

·           Adapt/ correct/ identify/ remove/ reuse. Identify algorithm needed (right tool for the job e.g. need sound – which tool?)

·           Email – folders. Design web pages.

·           Understand information on the web is not always accurate – need to use good judgement – check (e.g. Wikipedia can be edited by almost anyone)

·           Create animation/ film (looking at camera angles, lighting, shots) and download. Add effects/ transitions/ titles. Understand different formats and why we use them e.g. jpeg for pictures, mp3 for sound.

·           Understanding copyright and digital footprint (PC history and identity theft)




·           Design, write and debug game in Kodu.

·           Use variables in Scratch – make a game that uses calculation e.g. maths game.

·           Choose between several algorithms and implement as appropriate i.e. which will have the correct effect

·           E-safety – emails/social networking sites

·           Understand how sites are ranked and that spoof sites exist

·           Advanced formatting of documents (e.g. page borders, print preview). Advanced podcasts – think of audience. Skills of photography/ editing e.g. sharpen, filter, effects.) Understand need for different photo programs. Create quality presentation. Include animation/ music/ hyperlinks. Create backing track. Evaluate

·           Understand plagiarism.


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