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Year 6

Knowledge, Skills and Understanding breakdown for

Computing

 

Year 6

 

Algorithms and Programs

Data Retrieving and Organising

Communicating

 

 

 

•   Can they explain how an algorithm works?

•   Can they explore the menu options and

•   Can they conduct a video chat with people

•   Can they detect errors in a program and

experiment with images (colour effects,

in another country or organisation?

correct them?

options, snap to grid, grid settings etc.)?

 

•   Can they use an ICT program to control a

•   Can they add special effects to alter the

 

number of events for an external device?

appearance of a graphic?

 

•   Can they use ICT to measure sound, light or

•   Can they ‘save as’ gif or i peg. wherever

 

temperature using sensors and interpret the

possible to make the file size smaller (for

 

data?

emailing or downloading)?

 

•   Can they explore ‘what if’ questions by

•   Can they make an information poster using

 

planning different scenarios for controlled

their graphics skills to good effect?

 

devices?

 

 

•   Can they use input from sensors to trigger

 

 

events?

 

 

•   Can they check and refine a series of

 

 

instructions?

 

 

 

 

 

Using the Internet

Databases

Presentation

 

 

 

•   Can they contribute to discussions online?

•   Can they collect live data using data

•   Can they present a film for a specific

•   Can they use a search engine using keyword

logging equipment?

audience and then adapt same film for a

searches?

•   Can they identify data error, patterns and

different audience?

•   Can they use complex searches using such

sequences?

•   Can they create a sophisticated multimedia

as ‘+’ ‘OR’ ”Find the phrase in inverted

•   Can they use the formulae bar to explore

presentation?

commas”?

mathematical scenarios?

•   Can they confidently choose the correct

 

•   Can they create their own database and

page set up option when creating a

 

present information from it?

document?

 

 

•   Can they confidently use text formatting

 

 

tools, including heading and body text?

 

 

•   Can they use the ‘hanging indent’ tool to

 

 

help format work where appropriate (e.g. a

 

 

play script)?

 

 

 

 

Year 6 (Challenging)

 

  • Can they incorporate graphics where appropriate, using the most effective text wrapping formats?
  • Can they conduct a video chat with more than one person at a time?
  • Can they compare the information provided on two tabbed websites looking for bias and perspective?
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