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Bourne Primary School

Bourne Primary School

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The school’s computing curriculum is planned and sequenced so that new computing knowledge and skills build on what has been taught before.  The curriculum remains as broad as possible for as long as possible, and coverage of: digital literacy, E-safety,  online research, programming, understanding technology,  are covered across the year groups and demonstrate natural development.   Most digital literacy and online research is embedded where possible in other topics e.g. using Word to create a fact sheet or an app to film with a green screen background.  There is high academic/vocational/technical ambition for all pupils, and the school does not offer disadvantaged pupils or pupils with SEND a reduced curriculum.

 Objectives are as follows:

Key stage 1

Pupils should be taught to:

LO 1:  understand what algorithms are, how they are implemented as programs on digital devices, and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions

LO 2:  create and debug simple programs

LO 3:  use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs

LO 4:  use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content

LO 5:  recognise common uses of information technology beyond school

LO 6:  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:

LO 7:  design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts

LO 8:  use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output

LO 9:  use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs

LO 10:  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

LO 11:  use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content

LO 12:  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

LO 13:  use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact


Computing Overview