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Computing – Year 5


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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

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