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Year 4 Topics and Key Questions

Computing: Year 4 (suggested order)

Computing systems and networks – The Internet

Creating media – Audio editing

Programming A – Repetition in shapes

Data and information – Data logging

Creating media – Photo editing

Programming B – Repetition in games

KQ1: How do networks physically connect to each other?

KQ1: How can sound be digitally recorded?

KQ1: Why is accuracy in programming important?

KQ1: Can data gathered over time can be used to answer questions?

KQ1: How can digital images be changed?

KQ1: How can we use count controlled loops within a new programming environment?

KQ2: What part do networked devices play within the internet? 

KQ2: What sounds are needed within a podcast?

KQ2: How can we create a program in a text-based language?

KQ2: Can a digital device be used to collect data automatically?

KQ2: Why might we change the composition of an image?

KQ2: What is the difference between count controlled loops and infinite loops?

KQ3: How can websites can be shared via the World Wide Web (WWW)

KQ3: What is a digital recording?

KQ3: What does repeat mean?

KQ3: How does a data logger collect data?

KQ3: How can images be altered to fit a given scenario?

KQ3: What are the benefits of running multiple loops at the same time within a program?

KQ4: How can content can be added and accessed on the World Wide Web (WWW)

KQ4: How can audio recordings be altered?

KQ4: What effect do changes within a count controlled loop make?

KQ4: How can we use data collected over a long duration to find information?

KQ4: What are some examples of positive and negative effects that retouching can have on an image?

KQ4: What aspects of an infinite loop need to be altered to produce a new outcome? 

KQ5: How is the content of the WWW created?

KQ5: How can we use editing tools to arrange sections of audio?

KQ5: What is the role of procedures within programming?

KQ5: How can we identify the data needed to answer questions?

KQ5: What makes a ‘fake’ image?

KQ5: Why might we copy existing code when creating a new programming project?

KQ6:What are the potential consequences of unreliable content?

KQ6: What makes for a good finished audio recording?

KQ6: Can count controlled loops be used to achieve a given outcome?

KQ6: How can we draw conclusions from the data collected?

KQ6: What might be the 

impact of the publication of the modified image on others?

KQ6: Why do we need to create an algorithm before beginning to produce code?