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Computing – Year 3


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Technology threads


Pos/Technology Strand

Year 3

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, 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

  • Design and write programs with specific outcomes
  • Predict outcomes, test and evaluate
  • Understand and explore a range of commands
  • Recognise that different sequences can achieve the same outcomes
  • Recognise repeat in a sequence
  • Explore input and output forms
  • Recognise that errors can occur when writing programs
  • Test and modify sequences in programs
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.
  • Use technology to develop, organise and share information across a safe, shared platform
  • Use a range of resources to present work effectively
  • Evaluate and modify appropriately
  • Use data to answer questions
  • Use different tools to present data
  • Use a pre-prepared database
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

  • The difference between the school network and the internet
  • Difference between the world wide web and the internet
  • Understand when using resources from the school network, the internet or a personal device
  • Store information in different places using different devices
  • Using email and blogs to communicate
Using Effectively 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.

Use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked and be discerning in evaluating digital content.

  • Use a range of searches with adult supervision
Keeping Safe Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; know a range of ways to report concerns and inappropriate behaviour
  • Keeping information safe and private
  • Begin to understand how to keep safe when sharing information online
  • Know how to report online problems, discuss cyberbullying
  • Recognise the need to choose age appropriate online sites
  • Discuss viruses and malware

Reviewed Feb, 2014

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