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Computing – Year 6

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Technology threads

Being a digital Citizen, creator communicator

Pos/Technology Strand

Year 6

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

  • Break problems into smaller parts to achieve a solution.
  • Design and write programs to answer own questions.
  • Test, evaluate and refine.
  • Use programs to simulate real world experiences.
  • Understand when a variable is needed in a program.
  • Use one or more input and predict then test outcomes.
  • Understand that effective algorithms and procedures are used to solve problems and planned outcomes.
  • Detect and correct errors and identify the errors in the original algorithm.
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.
  • Select the most appropriate tool for the task
  • Understand why information is presented  in different ways.
  • Set own challenges
  • Use formula in a spreadsheet to present and analyse information
  • Present the results appropriately
  • Critically evaluate data
  • Identify the purpose of a task and select the most appropriate tool/s for effectiveness.
  • Store information online where it can be shared with others.
  • Use sound/images/text/transitions/hyperlinks/html code effectively for presenting work.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of own and others work.
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.

  • Recognise and describe the services that are part of the internet.
  • Use email attachments, upload documents to shared space in order to understand protocols.
  • Share and collaborate using a range of online resources: forums, messaging, e-portfolios, apps
  • Choose and evaluate appropriate tools
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 search engines as part of effective research
  • Describe how search results are selected and ranked
Keeping Safe Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; know a range of ways to report concerns and inappropriate behaviour
  • Behave responsibly and respectfully online
  • Understand how to use social networking sites appropriately
  • Know how to protect onself online
  • Understand how information sharing carries a responsibility
  • Recognise the risks and rewards when using the Internet
  • Respect the privacy of themselves and others

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

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