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Computing knowledge by the end of Key Stage 2

During Key Stage 2 pupils use a wider range of ICT tools and information sources to support their work in other subjects. They develop their research skills and decide what information is appropriate for their work. They learn to design, write and debug programmes that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts. They use sequence, selection and repetition in programmes; work with variables and various forms of input and output. They use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programmes. They learn about computer networks, including the internet, how they can provide multiple services, such as the World Wide Web, and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration. They learn to use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content. They also learn to use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programmes, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting and analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information.

They learn to use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.