Finding Things Out

Research & E-Awareness - Using the Internet - Possible Scheme of Work

Interpret findings, check their plausibility and recognise that poor quality information leads to unreliable results. Acknowledge information sources

 

Year Group some children will not have made so much progress and will most children will some children will have progressed further and will
Y6 Find simple answers when directed to a source of information, and accept them at face value without checking plausibility.

Interpret findings, check their plausibility and recognise that poor quality information leads to unreliable results. Acknowledge information sources.

E.g Investigate information on a historical or RE theme.

Search for and identify suitable sources of information for an investigation. Present findings in a clear manner suitable for a given audience.
 
  • I know how to use a site search to find information.
  • I know how to use a search engine to find information.
  • I know how to select keywords to narrow down a search.
  • I know how to skim-read Web pages, and compare the quality of the information.
  • I know how to decide whether the information is relevant or suitable for my needs.
  • I know how to present my findings for my chosen audience.
  • I am able to search for and direct others to resources.
  • I am able to present the fruits of my research in a clear manner, without help.

 

Linked Planning Linked Resources

Research

Using the Internet

wwwAll About Explorers 
A site with bias and wrong information.
   

smartboardSearching the internet

smartboard Favourites

word Support for fox hunting

wordSearching the internet

smartboard Looking for bias

wordEnd the nuclear threat
word Searching the internet activity sheet word Against fox hunting wordHow nuclear energy can help

Using the Internet

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Week

Area of study (From NC PoS)

Learning Objectives

Activities

Key Vocabulary

Resources

Assessment Outcomes

 

1

Talk about what information they need and how they can find and use it.

To enter the web address of useful websites.

Find info. by entering the URL (address) of useful websites.  Use menus, indexes and hyperlinks to move around the pages.

Websites
Internet Explorer
Web address
URL

List of suitable website addresses linked to class topics.

Level 4:
I can use ICT to collect and find appropriate stored information.

I understand the need for care in framing questions.

I can save the info, add to, amend and combine different forms … from a variety of sources.

Level 5:
I can select only the info that is needed for a particular purpose …

I can check it is accurate and organise this information so that it is ready for processing.

 

2

Talk about what information they need and how they can find and use it.

To use and add items to Favourites.

Find info. by selecting websites stored within Favourites.  Provide a list of websites & ask pupils to add these to Favourites.

Websites
Internet Explorer Favourites

 

List of suitable website addresses linked to class topics.

 

3

Talk about what information they need and how they can find and use it.

To use key words within a search engine.

Find info. linked to key questions by using a search engine & entering key words.  Add useful websites to Favourites.

Search engine
Key words
Favourites

Internet Explorer
List of key questions

 

4

Talk about what information they need and how they can find and use it.

To refine a search using a search engine.

Find info. linked to key questions by using AND, OR and “” to search for an exact phrase.

Search engine
AND
OR
Exact phrase

Internet Explorer
List of key questions

 

5

Interpret information, to check it is relevant and reasonable.

To look for bias in the information presented in websites.

Compare the information presented on two websites.  Discuss possible bias in the information presented. 

Bias
Accurate

URLs of websites with contrasting viewpoints e.g. BNF (nuclear fuel) & Greenpeace.

 

6

Prepare information for development using ICT.

To search for information and use this to create a presentation.

Search for info. on a topic and combine this with info. from other sources to create a presentation.

Audience
Purpose

Multimedia authoring e.g. PowerPoint / Textease Presenter