In the most recent draft Programme of Study for ICT which has been coordinated by the BCS and Royal Academy of Engineering the section for Key Stage 2 reads as follows…
Pupils should be taught to:
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; work collaboratively to plan, create, test, and evaluate a
range of digital products for a given audience.
Develop programs that accomplish given 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;
evaluate alternative algorithms and designs to solve the same problem; detect and correct
errors in algorithms and programs.
Understand computer networks including the Internet; how they can provide multiple
services, such as the Web; and the opportunities it offers for communication and
Use search engines effectively and appreciate how results are selected and ranked; be
discerning in their evaluation of digital content; respect individuals and intellectual property;
use technology responsibly, securely, and safely; recognise the impacts of technology on
their and others’ lives, and how they change over time.
I would be interested to hear any feedback from any Key Stage 2 teacher even (and almost especially) if they are not an ICT specialist. Key questions I am interested in are… What would you need to help you teach the content of this draft PoS? What subject knowledge do you think you are currently missing?
Thanks in advance for any feedback.