Introduction to ICT at Pershore High School Scheme of work Key Stage 3 Overview of unit This scheme of work is intended to provide all students in Key Stage 3 with an Introduction to ICT at Pershore High School. They will study some of the basic principles of ICT which are pivotal to their learning throughout Key Stage 3 and beyond. Students will learn about how to be safe on the internet as well as the problems associated with using the internet (viruses, hackers etc). Students will also build upon the word processing skills used in Key Stage 2. Students will work through a set of work sheets and will produce some flyers etc on specific areas of the unit. This scheme of work will be made available to all TAs supporting students in ICT lessons Relation to Programme of study Exchanging and sharing information – 3a, 3b and 3c Reviewing, modifying and evaluating work as it progresses – 4b Breadth of study – 5b and 5d Aims of the unit Relation to KS3 To develop students’ skills in the effective use of word Presentation activities including email use - students produce processing software. chat safety cards and posters on the illegal use of computers and then email teacher with attachment of their work. To allow students to explore the use of computers in society and understand the issues relating to the proper and legal use of Word processing activity – Students complete skills based them at home and at school. activities to bring together and refine information in a word processor. To allow students to demonstrate their understanding of web safety by producing help and advice cards for use in a chat room Web safety activities – Students share their views and as well as producing a poster on an aspect that relates to the experiences of ICT and learn about the illegal aspects of ICT. problems associated with the internet (viruses, hackers etc) Assessment of learning Assessment for learning 3a) Students produce a poster on one of the illegal aspects of ICT. Assessment for learning is the process of seeking and interpreting evidence for use by students and their teachers to decide where the 3b) Students complete word processing activities to draw on and expand students are in their learning, where they need to go and how best their knowledge from KS2. to get there. The process of learning has to be in the minds of the students. Students should be aware of the ‘how’ of their learning as 3c) Students email their work to their teacher to show their they are of the ‘what’. understanding of how email works. Introduction to ICT at Pershore High School Scheme of work Key Stage 3 4b) Students complete worksheets on the safety of ICT and consider its range and as a result share their views and experiences of ICT in class In this unit of work pupils will be assessed in the following areas: discussions. Group question and answer sessions 5b) Students work in pairs to answer questions on searching the internet. Word processing skills test Oral feedback used throughout this unit of work 5d) Students participate in group discussions where they will compare their use of ICT with its use in the wider world. Students also complete an end of unit assessment that draws on all of their learning from this unit of work. Language for learning Students should understand, use and spell correctly vocabulary relating to computer systems, web safety, copyright laws, file management and word processing. Lesson activities overview SEN Standard Extension (Gifted and Talented) 1 Welcome to Pershore High School Welcome to Pershore High School Welcome to Pershore High School 2 Being safe on the internet Being safe on the internet and being aware of Being safe on the internet and being aware of the illegal aspects such as viruses etc. the ICT laws that are in place. 3 Searching on the internet What is the Internet and how do we search on What is the WWW and advanced ways to it? search for information. 4 Using word processing software Word processing activities Pupils complete more advanced features of word processing software 5 End of unit assessment quiz End of unit assessment quiz End of unit assessment quiz Links In this unit of work there are links to both literacy and citizenship in the activities the students complete.