National curriculum 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.
- Use code to communicate.
- Find out how computers are connected in school.
- Find out how data is passed between computers.
- Track the route taken by packets of data on the internet.
- Find out how web addresses are converted to numbers.
- Find out about security and privacy, and create a poster to share with others.
What we want children to know
- All information (data) is transmitted and received in a digital, binary format.
- Networking hardware allows computers to pass data from one to another to create a computer network. These networks connect together to make the internet.
- Computers connected to the internet provide different services.
- Understand the basic hardware needed for computer networks to work.
What skills we want children to develop
- How using the internet properly can empower children to use technology safely and responsibly.
- Name hardware used in connecting computers together.
- Understand how data is transmitted via the internet.
Command prompt, internet, IP address, packet of data, the web, webserver, network, Domain Name Service (DNS)