Programme of Study


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Key Stage Two

KS2 Curriculum Map
Year 3 | Year 4 | Year 5 | Year 6

Knowledge, Skills and Understanding

1. Digital Literacy
  • Pupils should:
  • a) learn how to manage their files and folders (Digital Artefacts) including 'on the Cloud'.
  • b) be able to use a wide range of Digital Tools and select the appropriate tool for the task at hand.
  • c) understand the rights and responsibilities of using Digital Tools for communication, production and research.
  • d) learn how to collect, sort, search, evaluate, analyse, verify and validate data.
  • e) understand that computers can be used to simulate different scenarios.

// Thanks to Jodie Lopez-Collins @jodieworld and Nick Jackson @largerama for their input

2. Digital Creativity (Digital Authoring)
  • Pupils should:
  • a) learn how to evaluate the needs of an audience and to design appropriately
  • b) learn how to plan, test and program a series of instructions (Algorithms) in order to create a desired outcome; to detect and correct errors that occur
  • c) learn how to plan, design, create and evaluate Digital Artefacts
  • d) be equally proficient working independently or as part of a team.

3. Digital Technology
  • Pupils should:
  • a) learn the fundamentals of how Digital Technologies (including networks and the Internet) work
  • b) learn how to use Digital Technology safely, securely and deal with technical problems as they occur.
  • c) learn how to design, build and program simple Digital Technologies i.e. robots
  • d) learn about the evolution of Digital Technology and about the pioneers of ICT.
  • e) be able to consider how Digital Technology may change in the future.

4. Digital Society
  • Pupils should:
  • a) learn how ICT is used outside of school.
  • b) learn about some of the ethical, legal and political issues relating to ICT.
  • c) understand some of the environmental issues relating to ICT.
  • d) be able to consider the impact ICT has had on society around the world.


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