Digital Media


Age

Art

Birth - 11 Months


8 - 20 Months


16 - 26 Months


22 - 36 Months

Seeks to acquire basic skills in turning on and operating some ICT equipment.

30 - 50 Months

Knows how to operate simple equipment, e.g. turns on CD player and uses remote control.


Shows an interest in technological toys with knobs or pulleys, or real objects such as cameras or mobile phones.


Knows that information can be retrieved from computers


40 - 60 Months


Completes a simple program on a computer.


Uses ICT hardware to interact with age-appropriate computer software.


Early Learning Goal


Children recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools.


They select and use technology for particular purposes.


Age 5-6

Understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions


Use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs


Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content


Create and debug simple programs


Recognise common uses of information technology beyond school


Use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.

Age 6-7

Understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions


Use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs


Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content


Create and debug simple programs


Recognise common uses of information technology beyond school


Use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.

Age 7-8

Design programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts


Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information

Write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts


Sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output


Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information


Use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs


Use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content


Understand 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


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

Age 8-9

Design programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts


Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information


Write and debug programs that accomplish specific 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


Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information


Use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs


Use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content


Understand 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


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

Age 9-10

Design programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts


Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information


Write and debug programs that accomplish specific 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

Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information


Use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs


Use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content


Understand 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


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

Age 10-11

Design programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts


Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information


Write and debug programs that accomplish specific 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


Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information


Use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs


Use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content


Understand 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


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


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