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Computing Progression

Progression in Computing Skills


General

By the end of Year 3, most pupils should be able to turn on a computer, load appropriate software and a previously saved piece work. They should be able to redraft, print and save the edited copy. 

Pupils should continue to develop keyboard skills.

Word Processing

Pupils should be able to insert or delete text using a simple word processor. They should be able to modify the style, size, colour and font used for text.

Pupils should be able to use a word processing package to edit, organise and redraft text. Such a package can be used in any situation where text will benefit from a number of drafts in order to achieve a carefully considered result. They should be familiar with a variety of styles and formats and know when it is appropriate to use them.

Database

Where appropriate, pupils may enter information into a database and be able to complete a simple search.

Pupils should be able to, organise, display and interpret information in a database. Specifically, to be able to sort information and to be able to search on more than one field using logical operators - for example "brown hair AND blue eyes". Pupils should also be able to build their own database and to produce and interpret graphical information derived from the database.

Painting and Photo editing

Pupils should be experimenting with lines and shapes of different colours, thickness and texture. Using, where appropriate, pre-drawn shapes and graphics (e.g. stamps and clipart). Pictures may contain text annotation.
Pupils should be able to 
use a painting package to allow a freehand approach to design by using a variety of tools, colours and effects. They should be able to transform the appearance of a painting by using a variety of tools and insert graphics, text and clipart files.

Programming

Pupils should be able to use a programmable toy such as a bee-bot, to explore simple pathways and shapes or to negotiate a simple maze using commands such as Forward, backwards right or left. 

Pupils should be able to write the script to create simple games and animations using variables

Drawing

Pupils should be able to use a drawing package to make objects such as lines, rectangles and ellipses and join these together to make more complex objects. Using a variety of tools, such as scale and rotate, transform the appearance of drawn objects and include text to produce an annotated diagram or plan.

Multimedia

Pupils should be able to make a presentation using an appropriate piece of software such as Google Slides, Google docs and Google Drawings. Be able to select from a range of media such as graphics, sound and text to create a story or topic project.

Spreadsheets

Pupils should be able to collect, organise, display and interpret information using a spreadsheet and to produce and interpret graphical information derived from a spreadsheet. Where appropriate, pupils should be able to manipulate statistics by entering formulae using simple mathematical processes such as addition, subtraction and percentages.