Curriculum Co-ordinator's: Miss Burgin and Miss Mobbs
At Morven Park Primary School we are preparing children to be responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology. This process begins in our foundation unit, where children explore programmable devices such as Beebots, computers and iPads and continues throughout school. We follow a scheme of work called ‘switched on’ and also use PurpleMash, where all children have their own personal login and password.
ICT attainment targets for Key Stage One:
- Understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions. Algorithms are a set of instructions.
- Create and debug simple programs
- Use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs
ICT attainment targets for Key Stage Two:
- 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
- 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
- Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information
- Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.
If you would like to find out further information about internet safety and how you can support your child at home, click on the following link for help and advice.