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Computing – Year 5


Download our Year 5 Computing curriculum here.

Technology threads

Being a digital Citizen, creator communicator

Pos/Technology Strand

Year 5

Programming 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.

  • Recognise that problems should be broken into smaller parts in order to achieve a solution effectively.
  • Use if…then…
  • Sense change to begin an action.
  • Begin to understand the need for a variable in a program.
  • Change an input and observe output.
  • Recognise that effective algorithms and procedures are important for achieving required outcomes.
  • Understand that logical reasoning enables the detection and then correction of errors.
  • Difference between algorithm and program.
Data 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.
  • Explore and use a range of data handling resources.
  • Use a spreadsheet or database for collecting data.
  • Formulate questions accurately in order to solve problems.
  • Analyse information and interrogate the data
  • Use a range of technology to present information for an audience.
  • Combine media in order to present information effectively.
  • Share using a variety of tools both on and offline.
  • Evaluate and refine to produce effective presentations.
Understanding 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.

  • Understand that online content should not be adapted without permission or acknowledgement.
  • Understand the importance of evaluating online information.
  • Understand how different devices connect to the internet.
  • Understand how to share and collaborate online using blogs, wikis, messaging.
Using Effectively Design
  • Use effective strategies to search with appropriate search engines.
Keeping Safe Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; know a range of ways to report concerns and inappropriate behaviour.
  • Make good choices when they present themselves online.
  • Know how to protect online identity.
  • Choose a secure password.
  • Know what is appropriate and inappropriate use of the internet.
  • Know how to use Report Abuse button
  • Understand both rights and responsibilities when online

Reviewed Feb, 2014 by SH, JM, KP, CA, EA

  • "I like using innovative technology to engage and enhance the children's learning experiences and build resilience."  

    Miss Herlingshaw, Year 5
  • "I like working with the upper key stage 2 team to develop the children's thirst for life-long learning in preparation for secondary school and beyond."  

    Mrs Greenmon, Year 5
  • "I like promoting links with and developing the children's awareness of the local area through our ironstone mining topic."  

    Miss Alderson, Year 5
  • "Music is unbelievable! Performing all over the UK, broadcasting on the radio, singing with a 60 piece orchestra are just a touch of what we do at Normanby! Music has helped me grow in confidence."  

    Lily Booth, Year 5
  • "In Year 5, we have lots of opportunitie to participate in exciting sporting activities. I've enhance by biking expertise with 'Bikeability' by learning how to take my hands off the handle bars, signal traffic behind me without falling off and learning how to be more aware of the road around me." 

    Adam Harvey - Year 5
  • "Y5 artwork is phenomenal because we got to use a range of different art materials and study lots of different artists."  

    Konnie, Year 5
  • "Being a new pupil in Normanby is so cool, especially in Year 5 because we have awesome teachers and interesting research topics which make us want to learn even more!"  

    Harry, Year 5
  • "In Year 5, we have lots of fun using our iPads like a second brain to help us learn."  

    Mille, Year 5.


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