Programming 1: Algorithms unplugged

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Lessons

Lesson 1: What is an algorithm?

To understand what an algorithm is

Lesson 2: Algorithm pictures

To follow instructions precisely to carry out an action

Lesson 3: Virtual assistants

To understand that computers and devices around us use inputs and outputs

Lesson 4: Step by step

To understand and be able to explain what decomposition is

Lesson 5: Debugging directions

To know how to debug an algorithm

Key skills

  • Recognising that

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Key knowledge

  • To understand

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Key vocabulary

Algorithm

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Unit resources

Assessment – Computing Y1: Algorithms unplugged

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Subject resources

Computing: Long-term plans

A suggested order for teaching Computing

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Curriculum planning Pupil progression of skills

Progression document showing how skills and

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Curriculum planning Pupil progression of skills

Outlining the key skills and knowledge

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Key vocabulary

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Assessment

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Computing: Equipment & resource lists

A list of the resources, hardware

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Computing: Statutory and non-statutory mapping documents

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