Finding Things Out

Research & E-Awareness - The information around us - Possible Scheme of Work

Explore information from different sources as a stimulus for discussion.
The information around us

 

Year Group some children will not have made so much progress and will most children will some children will have progressed further and will
Y1 Be limited by lack of comprehension, but can make choices with help, or in a group.

Explore information from different sources as a stimulus for discussion.

E.g. Using a simple topic based resource (web/CD) of digital pictures and some text. Explore and explain what they have found out.

Be able to search for themselves, and make decisions on saving information for presentation.

E.g. as part of a project on houses, they use books, digital video/pictures as a source for their discussions

 
  • I know I can use the computer to find things out
  • I can choose a picture from a selection
  • I can use the keyboard to make a label
  • I know where to click to make something happen.
  • I know that computers use sounds, pictures and text to show what is happening.
  • I know how to search for information from a resource bank
  • I know how to change my choice and delete what is not wanted
  • I know how to make a label or caption using the keyboard
  • I know how to search a resource bank for relevant pictures
  • I can read information and use it for a caption
  • I am able to present my information using the computer
  • I am able to save and retrieve resources

 

Linked Planning Linked Resources

Research

The information around us plans

www Sebastian Swan wwwAnimal Sounds, Household Sounds, Human Sounds.  

WordSources of information

Word Exploring sounds

word What do sounds tell us?
WordWhat do pictures tell us (teeth) wwwCan you identify these sounds?
www Signs arounds us

The information around us

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Week

Area of study  (From NC PoS)

Learning Objectives

Activities

Key Vocabulary

Resources

Assessment Outcomes

 

1

Explore a CD ROM.

To find information on a CD ROM.

Explore finding information linked to a topic by clicking on items on-screen.

Forward
Back
Click

CD ROM encyclopaedia e.g. My first incredible amazing dictionary

Level 1:
I can explore information from various sources.

I know that information exists in different forms.

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

 

2

Gather information from a variety of sources.

To find information from different sources.

Explore different sources of information.  Sort them into 3 groups (text, graphics & sounds).

Text, graphics &
sounds
Information
Sources

Collection of different sources of info. incl. texts, graphics & sounds

 

3

Gather information from a variety of sources.

Text is used for different purposes.

Explore a collection of texts.  Look at the different styles, sizes and colour of text used.  What could they be used for?

Text
Information
Sources

Collection of different texts: books, magazines, posters, signs, labels, cards etc.

 

4

Gather information from a variety of sources.

Graphics give us information.

Explore a collection of graphics. What do they tell us?  Make a collection of pictures linked to a topic.

Graphics
Pictures
Photographs
Symbols

Collection of pictures, photos & symbols
Digital camera

 

5

Gather information from a variety of sources.

Sounds give us information.

Listen to a collection of sounds.  What do they tell us?  Ask pupils to record their own sounds.

Sounds
Record
Play
Stop

Tape player
Collections of sound clips e.g. sirens, bells etc.

 

6

Gather information from a variety of sources.

CD ROMs use text, graphics, sound & animation.

Explore a multimedia text. Talk about the use of text, graphics, sound, video or animation.

Multimedia
Video
Animation

Talking book or other multimedia text e.g. Clicker 5

 

7

Gather information from a variety of sources.

To find information from different sources.

Use text, graphics & sounds to find information linked to a class topic.

Text, graphics &
sounds
Information
Sources

Digital camera
Tape recorder
Books, posters, CD ROMs etc.