Year 5 pupils have one lesson per week and are learning how to use their ICT skills across the curriculum.
Keyboard skills are practiced at the beginning of each lesson.
- word processing
- graphical modelling making plans and drawings
- mini-books—with a Christmas theme
Analysing Data and Asking Questions
- look at information, ask questions and use searches that include “and” “or”
- what do pupils know, what experiences have they had that worry them, discuss and work on “how to stay safe using a computer and the internet”
Control – MicroWorldsEX
- writing the correct procedures to control a moving object, change its shape, create original shapes, set up backgrounds
- looking at how spreadsheets can be so useful to us, how to set up a spreadsheet, starting to use simple formula
- checking information for mistakes, how to find mistakes and correct them and how important this skill is
- a subject such as “my dream bedroom”, where pupils incorporate skills learnt this year to produce: a plan of their dream bedroom, a spreadsheet with the costs incurred, search the internet for prices of what they put into the room and a written report of their finished task
Throughout KS2 pupils will be learning the tools of a variety of differing software, then applying those skills to tasks. They will begin to think about what their work looks like and how it can be improved, while being encouraged to share their understanding, discuss subject issues and think about how ICT is used in and out of school.
Assessment in ICT in KS2:
- teacher observation combined with pupil discussion
- verbal understanding demonstrated in class discussion and peer sharing of skills
- teacher assessment of one unit each term