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Year 1 Topics and Key Questions

Computing: Year 1

Computer Systems & Networks:

Technology Around Us

Creating Media:

Digital Painting

Programing A:

Moving a Robot

Data & Information:

Grouping Data

Creating Media:

Digital Writing

Programming B:

An introduction to Animation

KQ1: What is technology?

KQ1: What do freehand tools do?

KQ1: What will a given command do?

KQ1: How should an object be labelled?

KQ1: How can we use a computer to write?

KQ1: What will a given command do?

KQ2: What are the main parts of a computer?

KQ2: How do the shape and line tools work?

KQ2: Can you accurately follow commands?

KQ2: What objects can be counted?

KQ2: How can we add and remove text?

KQ2: Can we join together a series of commands?

KQ3: How can we use a trackpad / mouse?

KQ3: What careful choices are needed to create a digital picture?

KQ3: Can you combine forwards and backwards commands to create a sequence of steps?

KQ3: In what ways can objects be described?

KQ3: How can we alter the appearance of the text?

KQ3: What happens when we change a value?

KQ4: How can we use a keyboard as an input device?

KQ4: How does the choice of tool affect the finished image?

KQ4: Can you combine four direction commands to create a sequence of steps?

KQ4: How can we count objects with the same properties?

KQ4: What careful choices are needed when deciding on the appearance of text?

KQ4: Are sprites able to be commanded separately?

KQ5: How can we use a keyboard to edit text?

KQ5: How can digital tools be used to recreate the work of an existing artist?

KQ5: Can you plan a sequence of steps to reach a set destination?

KQ5: How can we compare groups of objects?

KQ5: What are the reasons for using the different tools available?

KQ5: How do we design a project?

KQ6: What are the rules for using technology responsibly?

KQ6: How does a digital image differ from an image created on paper?

KQ6: What other solutions are possible?

KQ6: How can we use information on a group of objects to answer questions? 

KQ6: How does typing on a computer differ from writing on paper?

KQ6: How can we use our design to create a program?