Computing – Using Technology in the Wider World

Subject Key Objective Progression & Development by Year Groups

The following is a guide to help you understand your child’s progression through school.

All lessons are differentiated. This means teachers plan activities that enable the objective to be learned by all children including those who will find the objective challenging, those children who with hard work will secure good progress and those children who can tackle extra stretch and challenge in this subject.

Computing – Using Technology in the Wider World – Primary Curriculum


Computing – Using Technology in the Wider World – Foundation:

Children recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools.  Children select and use a range of technology for particular purposes.


Using Technology in the Wider World – Year 1:

Children can select appropriately from a basic range of technology when given a task.


Computing – Using Technology in the Wider World – Year 2:

Children are able to give examples of technology used in a range of occupations, beyond school life.


Computing – Using Technology in the Wider World – Year 3:

Children begin to use search engines with support to effectively research given subjects.


Computing – Using Technology in the Wider World – Year 4:

Children confidently use search engines to support research, understanding the use of key words and search functions.


Computing – Using Technology in the Wider World – Year 5:

Children use search technologies effectively, appreciating how results are selected and ranked in order to develop their research.


Computing -E Safety – Year 6:

Children use search technologies effectively, appreciating how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content.


Computing – Using Technology in the Wider World – Mastery:

Children confidently use search technologies effectively, with a developed and detailed understanding of how search engines function and rank selections.  They are able to explain with confidence how to discern and evaluate digital content, including giving real world examples.

This collection of short films and resources will help you understand your child’s progression through school.

The curriculum film resource has been broken down by subject area initially and then by topic area.