This half term we are going to be exploring what makes a computer a computer?
- To know the difference between a desktop and laptop computer.
- To know that people control technology.
- To know some input devices that give a computer an instruction about what to do (output).
- To know that computers often work together.
Pupils who are secure will be able to:
- Name some computer peripherals and their function.
- Recognise that buttons cause effects.
- Explain that technology follows instructions.
- Recognise different forms of technology.
- Design an invention which includes inputs and outputs.
- Explain the role of computers in the world around them.
- Understanding what a computer is and that it’s made up of different components.
- Recognising that buttons cause effects and that technology follows instructions.
- Learning how we know that technology is doing what we want it to do via its output.
- Using greater control when taking photos with cameras, tablets or computers.
- Developing word processing skills, including altering text, copying and pasting and using keyboard shortcuts.
- Using word processing software to type and reformat text.
- Creating and labelling images.
- Learning how computers are used in the wider world