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Headteacher: Rachel Townshend

KEY STAGE 2 - AUTUMN SYLLABUS

MICROSOFT OFFICE WORD

In this strand we use Microsoft Office Word to introduce the children to word processing and documents.  Year-on-year we revisit the strand, in order to develop the related knowledge and skills.

Year Group Focus

  • Y3 Combining Text & Graphics - Covers formatting a block of text, and inserting an image within it.
    Involves inserting an image from file, resizing, and positioning it, using the Wrap Text options.
  • Y4 Columns & Creating Articles - Covers the page layout to columns, and inserting images within the text.
    Involves inserting images from files, resizing, and positioning them, using a variety of Wrap Text options.
  • Y5 Posters & Charts - Covers using SmartArt graphics to communicate information visually.
    Involves selecting graphics from the Gallery, and entering text and inserting images within the drawing objects.
  • Y6 Tables & Borders - Covers using tables to structure pages, and create layout.
    Involves inserting and formating tables, and entering text and inserting images within the cells.
     

MICROSOFT OFFICE POWERPOINT

In this strand we use Microsoft Office PowerPoint, to introduce the children to presentations and slides.  Year-on-year we revisit the strand, in order to develop the related knowledge and skills.

Year Group Focus

  • Y3 Designs & Variants -  Covers selecting a Design Theme and Variant, and applying automated Slide Transitions, and timing.
  • Y4 Custom Animations & the Slide Master - Covers applying standardised formats via the Slide Master.  Adding automated Custom Animations to each slide element, and setting the timings, so they run from one to the next seemlessly.  
  • Y5 Multimedia Presentations - Covers adding animated graphics, video clips, tables and charts to slides.
  • Y6 Hyperlinked Presentations & SmartArt - Covers using SmartArt in presentations, and hyperlinking from the SmartArt to the relevant page, and to a website. 
     

MICROSOFT OFFICE EXCEL

In this strand we use Microsoft Office Excel, to introduce the children to spreadsheets and formulae.  Year-on-year we revisit the strand, in order to develop the related knowledge and skills.

Year Group Focus

  • Y3 Autofill Data Series and AutoSum - Covers using autofill to complete sequences of data, i.e. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday...  January, February, March... 01/05/2020, 08/05/2020, 15/05/2020...  Using AutoSum to do simple additions in tables.
  • Y4 Formulae & Operators - Covers writing basic formulae, i.e. =sum(A1*B1) , =sum(A1:A5), using the standard operators for (+) addition, (-) subtraction, (*) multiplication, (/) division & (:) calculation,.  Also identifying and correcting errors in formulae.
  • Y5 Budget Workbooks - Covers setting up budget spreadsheets, entering expenditure, and creating analysis graphs for the first 3 months of the year.
  • Y6 Developing Existing Spreadsheets - Covers developing the previous years budget workbooks to include columns for April, May and June, adding new expenditure types, and writing percentage formulae.
     

COMPUTER SCIENCE

In this strand we provide an overview of Computer Science as a whole.  We will look at current concepts and ideas from the the world of technology, and how it is evolving.  The content of these sessions is subject to change, and is not therefore not set out on this page.
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