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Computing – Year 2


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Technology threads

Being a digital Citizen, creator communicator


Year 2

Programming Understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions create and debug simple program use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs.
  • Write own narrative algorithms, using a list of commands, with precision and clarity
  • Create programs to be executed on a programmable toy
  • Understand that an algorithm is a set of instructions which is implemented as a program
  • Use programmable toys and screen turtles as programming devices
  • Correct errors in own programs on both a screen turtle and a floor robot
  • Use the term ‘debug’
Data Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content
  • Collect a range of information using technology
  • Represent data in different ways
  • Create a range of digital content, save, retrieve and evaluate
  • Understand the file system on the school network and on and online space
  • Retrieve information from the Internet
  • Use a safe search
  • Select appropriate tools for a task
Understanding Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content recognise common uses of information technology beyond school.
  • Predict the actions of a screen or floor turtle from a program
  • Test predictions
  • Answer questions about changes in a program: What will happen if?
Using Effectively Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content
  • Talk about and use technology linked to a variety of topics (weather, post etc). Identify the purpose
  • Use a simple messaging and email program
  • Model the use of video messaging and webcams
  • Discuss the veracity of internet search results
Keeping Safe Use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; know where to go for help and support when they have concerns about material on the internet
  • Understand what personal information is and how to keep it private
  • Know what to do if something online makes them uncomfortable
  • Understand the difference between online world and the real world
  • How to be respectful and polite online
  • Agree e-safety rules

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