Finding Things Out

Research & E-Awareness - Branching Databases- Possible Scheme of Work

Follow straight forward lines of enquiry using a database or webquest.

 

Year Group some children will not have made so much progress and will most children will some children will have progressed further and will
Y4 Need direction and help to use suitable sources of information

Follow straight forward lines of enquiry using a database or webquest.

E.g. Children can find out information about diets in Roman times from a pre-prepared database

Analyse information and ask questions using complex searches within a database or the Internet
 
  • I know how to create a series of “yes/no” questions to identify objects.
  • I know that different graphs are used for different purposes.
  • I know how to collect data to enter into a database.
  • I know how to search a branching database on the computer to identify objects.
  • I know how to use a database to create bar charts and pie charts.
  • I know how to compare bar and pie charts, and talk about what they show.
  • I know how to create a line graph.
  • I know how to create a branching database which I can use to identify any object in a collection.
  • I know how to explain why line graphs are better for showing how something changes.
 
  • I know how to find and record information when given a reference source.
  • I am able to use a database or the internet to answer straightforward questions.
  • I understand that the questions I ask have to be sensible, to get a sensible answer.
  • I record my findings clearly
  • When using a database, I can use complex searches to find and filter information

 

Linked Planning Linked Resources

Research

Branching Databases

wwwVictorian Toys Webquest

word Database questions

www webquestuk.org.uk

wwwAncient Olympic Games

word3D Shapes questions

wwwWWII Webquest
  wwwVictorian Children webquest  

Branching Databases

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Week

Area of study (From NC PoS)

Learning Objectives

Activities

Key Vocabulary

Resources

Assessment Outcomes

 

1

Gather information from a variety of sources.

To sort objects using yes / no questions.

Pupils sort a collection of objects (e.g. fruit) using questions with yes / no answers to create a tree diagram.

Sort
Tree diagram

Collection of objects

Level 2:
I can use ICT to organise and classify information.

Level 3:
I can use ICT to find and use appropriate stored information. 

I can follow a simple search to find information when using a database.

 

2

Gather information from a variety of sources.

To use the computer to sort objects.

Pupils explore a pre-prepared branching database and identify objects by answering the questions.

Branching database

Branching Database e.g. Textease Branch /
Flexitree / Decision Tree

 

3

Enter and store information in a variety of forms.

To create a branching database.

Demonstrate how to create a branching database.  Pupils suggest yes / no questions to include.

Branching database

Branching Database e.g. Textease Branch /
Flexitree / Decision Tree

 

4

Enter and store information in a variety of forms.

To create a branching database.

Pupils create a branching database to sort a collection of objects using yes / no questions.

Branching database

Branching Database e.g. Textease Branch /
Flexitree / Decision Tree

 

5

Find information … and check it for accuracy.

To test a branching database for errors.

Pupils test their branching database and check that it identifies each object correctly.

Branching database

Branching Database e.g. Textease Branch /
Flexitree / Decision Tree