Computing Systems and Networks - IT All Around Us

In this unit of work, Year 2 pupils are given the opportunity to look at information technology at school and beyond. In settings such as shops, hospitals and libraries. Pupils will investigate how information technology improves our world, and they will learn about using information technology responsibly. This unit provided by the National Centre for Computing Education covers key areas of the Key Stage 1 computing curriculum;

  • To use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content,
  • Recognise common uses of information technology beyond school,
  • Use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet and other online technologies.

 

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Lesson 1 - What is Information Technology

In this session, Year 2 pupils will develop their understanding of what information technology (IT) is and identify which devices are computers before considering how IT can help both at school and at home. The resources include two activities to support pupils to further their understanding of IT and provides...

Lesson 2 - Where Have We Seen Information Technology At Home?

In this session, Year 2 pupils are given the opportunity to consider common uses of information technology in a context they are familiar with beyond school. Pupils will be supported to explain the purpose of information technology at home, open a file on a computer and move and resize images. This resource offers...

Lesson 3 - Where Have We Seen Information Technology In The World?

In this session Year 2 pupils are encouraged to think about information technology in a wider range of environments that they may have experienced. Pupils will be supported to find examples of information technology and talk about its uses as well as compare different types of information technology. This resource...

Lesson 4 - How Does Information Technology Improve Our World?

In this session Year 2 pupils will focus on the specific uses of Information Technology (IT) in a shop. Pupils will be supported to recognise that information technology can be connected and also to explain how information technology helps people. The resources provide two activities with activity sheets to help...

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