Computing & ICT Lesson Plans for the Primary School


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This book is a compilation of lesson plans for Computing & Information Communication Technology (ICT) lessons for use by teachers in the primary school. Designed to be used with students from 5 to 11 years, Computing & ICT Lesson Plans for the Primary School contains hundreds of exciting, challenging and academically relevant lessons for all children at primary age who use computers in school. Whether you are teaching in England or overseas, this book is an excellent pick up and go resource, which is sure to provide you with a wealth of engaging lessons for your students. The lesson plans provided in this book are aligned with the expectations outlined under the National Curriculum for England, and at the same time can easily be adapted to an international context. In fact, all of the lessons featured here have been tried and tested successfully in the classroom within an international setting, running concurrently with the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). In terms of curriculum content, computer science is at the core of many of these lesson plans, in which students are taught the principles of computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this understanding, students are equipped to use information technology to create content using a variety of software. This book also ensures that students develop digital literacy – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through ICT – as active participants in a digital world. There is a particular focus for example, on Digital Citizenship and E-Safety, so for every year group, dedicated lesson plans are provided for these topics. Various apps and other resources are recommended for the school setting. The most important objective of this book however, is to help ensure that students get a thorough grounding in the use of digital technology itself. This is an exciting time to teach Computing & ICT. By delivering the ambitious program of study presented through the lesson plans in this book, you will be helping to develop your students’ knowledge, skills and understanding across the Computing & ICT curriculum, which will prepare them well for the all-encompassing digital sphere of 21st century life!