At Hillmead, we use a programme called Purple Mash which has units designed to match the objectives of the national curriculum.
In the Early Years Foundation Stage children are given a broad, play-based experience of ICT in a range of contexts, including outdoor play. The Early Years learning environments feature ICT scenarios based on experience in the real world, such as in role play.
By the end of 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 a sequence of instructions
• Write and test simple programs
• Use logical reasoning to predict and computing the behaviour of simple programs
• Organise, store, manipulate and retrieve data in a range of digital formats
• Communicate safely and respectfully online, keeping personal information private, and recognise common uses of information technology beyond school.
By the end of key stage 2 pupils should be taught to:
• Design and write 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; generate appropriate inputs and predicted outputs to test programs
• Use logical reasoning to explain how a simple algorithm works 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
• Describe how internet search engines find and store data; use search engines effectively; be discerning in evaluating digital content; respect individuals and intellectual property; use technology responsibly, securely and safely
• Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information.