Programme of Study


Key Stage One

Year 1 | Year 2

Knowledge, Skills and Understanding

1. Digital Literacy
  • Pupils should:
  • a) learn how to manage files and folders that they use regularly (Digital Artefacts)
  • b) be able to identify and use basic Digital Tools
  • c) learn how to communicate safely and respectfully online
  • d) learn that information and data can be stored in a variety of different ways.
  • e) learn that computers can be used to simulate different scenarios

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2. Digital Creativity

3. Digital Technology
  • Pupils should:
  • a) learn that computers are controlled by sequences of instructions that they can store in their memory.
  • b) learn that many devices now contain computers and be able to recognise examples of Digital Tools used in everyday life.
  • c) learn that computers accept inputs, follow a stored sequence of instructions and produce outputs.
  • d) learn that algorithms are sets of instructions that tell a computer how to achieve a specific goal.

4. Digital Society
  • Pupils should:
  • a) learn about examples of how ICT is used in their home
  • b) be able to describe examples of ICT that they may encounter in everyday life

5. Breadth of Study

  • During the key stage, pupils should be taught the Knowledge, skills and understanding through:
  • a) working with a wide range of Digital Tools
  • b) being given the freedom and opportunities to 'tinker'
  • c) investigating and exploring uses of ICT inside and outside of school