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Schemes of Work

ICT at key stages 1 and 2



Unit 1A. An introduction to modelling
Unit 1B. Using a word bank
Unit 1C. The information around us
Unit 1D. Labelling and classifying
Unit 1E. Representing information graphically: pictograms
Unit 1F. Understanding instructions and making things happen
Unit 2A. Writing stories: communicating information using text
Unit 2B. Creating pictures
Unit 2C. Finding information
Unit 2D. Routes: controlling a floor turtle
Unit 2E. Questions and answers
Unit 3A. Combining text and graphics
Unit 3B. Manipulating sound
Unit 3C. Introduction to databases
Unit 3D. Exploring simulations
Unit 3E. E-mail
Unit 4A. Writing for different audiences
Unit 4B. Developing images using repeating patterns
Unit 4C. Branching databases
Unit 4D. Collecting and presenting information: questionnaires and pie charts
Unit 4E. Modelling effects on screen
Unit 5A. Graphical modelling
Unit 5B. Analysing data and asking questions: using complex searches
Unit 5C. Evaluating information, checking accuracy and questioning plausibility
Unit 5D. Introduction to spreadsheets
Unit 5E. Controlling devices
Unit 5F. Monitoring environmental conditions and changes
Unit 6A. Multimedia presentation
Unit 6B. Spreadsheet modelling
Unit 6C. Control and monitoring - What happens when...?
Unit 6D. Using the internet to search large databases and to interpret information

What is this scheme of work?

This scheme shows how the ICT programme of study for key stages 1 and 2 can be translated into manageable units of work.

The scheme is not statutory; you can use as much or as little as you wish. You could use the whole scheme or individual units. The sections on ‘using this scheme’ and ‘sequencing the units’ can help you to decide how you want to use the scheme.

The units are aimed at pupils who are attaining at levels that are broadly appropriate for their age. You may therefore need to adapt them to meet your pupils’ needs. The ‘Adapting units’ section provides guidance on doing this.

You may also wish to combine these units with units from another subject. The ‘Combining units’ section gives information on exploiting powerful links between subjects.

An updated ICT Teacher's guide for key stages 1 and 2 has been sent to all primary schools in England. It includes a range of new integrated tasks for existing units, showing how key ideas, skills and techniques in ICT can be applied and developed in other subjects.
Download ICT Teacher's guide 2003 update