Computing

Business ICT

KS3

Curriculum Details

Year 7

Content

Homework

Parent / Carer Support

Starting at school

How to logon to the network and what makes a good password.
How to name files and folders correctly.
Email use and etiquette.
Basic office software skills.

    Sending an email to another person, applying the skills learnt in the lesson.
    Producing a poster on basic software skills.
    Ask them about effective passwords.
    Make sure they do not tell other students their password.
    Check the email that they send to make sure it is correct.

Digital Literacy Exchanging information.

Word skills. Creating a business letter. Creating an effective presentation. How to use email effectively. How to use email responsibly. How the use of technology will impact on society.

    Students will look at basic to advanced skills in Word. Students will learn basic and advanced skills in Powerpoint. Produce a glossary of key terms.
    Ask them to show them and teach you the skills they have learnt at school. Talk to them about how to be responsible online and when communicating.

Spreadsheets E-safety

How to format spreadsheet and manipulate data How to produce graphs in spreadsheets. How to communicate safely
How to use the internet responsibly
How to stay safe online

    Understand the key terms used in spreadsheets. E-safety glossary.
    Ask them to explain what a spreadsheet is and where it will be used. Ask them what being safe online means
    What different methods are they using to communicate?
    What have they signed up to and what do they post?

Algorithms Databases

What an algorithm is
How to decompose a problem.
What is an algorithm?
How to write an algorithm and solve a problem.
How to make algorithms efficient. Understand the key terms associated with a database.
Understand how to interrogate a database.

    Algorithm project.
    Algorithm glossary. Database glossary.
    Get them to break down a problem and explain what an algorithm is e.g. making a cup of tea. Ask your child what a database is and for them to give a real life example.

Effective internet searching

How the web works technically and how to recognise unreliable information.
How to search effectively
Understand some legislation when using text and images from a website.

    Effective internet searching glossary.
    Get your child to search for something that you suggest and see if they can show you the techniques they have learnt.

Programming

Understand and use basic programming techniques
Sequencing
Selection
Iteration
Arithmetic operators
Debugging

    Programming hour of code
    Ask your child to show you what they have learnt and what programs they have created

Study Guides, Resources & Extra Support

Year 8

Content

Homework

Parent / Carer Support

ICT systems

Knowledge and understanding of the main components of a computer system. Understand the function, benefits & drawbacks of a range of different devices. Understand what input and output devices are. Understand what storage is in a computer. Understand the features of application software.

    Create a glossary of key terms and their meanings.
    Ask your child questions about a computer and if they can tell you the different parts to a computer.

ICT Project

Understand how data is collected. Know how data is analysed using databases and spreadsheets

    Create a questionnaire using the techniques discussed in the class.
    Ask your child what makes an effective questionnaire. Ask your child what a database is and what a spreadsheet is.

Exchanging information

Understand different communication services and methods of sharing informationUnderstand how a network is constructed including the hardware needed.

    Glossary of keywords of networks.
    Ask your child what a network is and how to share information.

Legislation

Understand the various legislations associated with ICT.

    Build a portfolio of new stories and how the law was broken.
    Ask your child to explain one piece of law and what it means.

Twine and alogorthms

How to use programming software. Twine. Understand what algorithms are.

    Plan a twine story.
    Ask your child to show you what they have been learning in the class.

Study Guides, Resources & Extra Support

    Catch up sessions lunchtimes (with prior arrangement with the teacher) and Friday after school.

Year 9

Content

Homework

Parent / Carer Support

Programing in Python

Your child will learn how to display a message in Python. Your child will understand the term variable and where it is used effectively. User interaction within Python.Write a simple program.Solve various problems and apply knowledge of taught programming skills.

    Practising taught skills.
    Completing set problems.
    Help your child to practise techniques that are used in the course.
    Talk to them about what they have been doing in the lesson.

Creative i-media

Your child will learn about the various techniques associated with pre-production documents and learn how to create and evaluate pre-production documents as listed below: mood boards, mind maps, visualisation, diagrams, story boards, scripts. Your child will also learn the different file types and properties of still images, moving images and audio. images.

    Homework will be a combination of revision for tests as well as researching topics and past exam questions.
    Ask your child what these documents are and what the purpose is.
    Find examples of these online and look at the key parts of these, do they know the key terms?

Study Guides, Resources & Extra Support

    Catch up sessions at lunchtimes (with prior arrangement with the teacher) and Friday after school in C3. Extra parental support: Encourage your son or daughter�s interest in computing in as many diverse ways as possible � news, internet research.
    Engage in your child�s learning, ask them what they have learnt that day.
    Encourage them to work together with other students from their class, joint revision sessions, helping each other and avoiding a sense of isolation.
    Download The Kimberley School App as this provides a further channel to engage in your child�s learning, to monitor progress as well as behaviour.

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Newdigate St | Kimberley | Nottinghamshire | NG16 2NJ

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