Representing information graphically: pictograms
In this unit pupils learn how to use ICT to represent information graphically. They learn how to create pictograms and how to answer simple questions on the data shown in their pictograms. Pupils will use a graphing package to create their work and will learn how to enter data correctly and how to use icons. Pupils will apply what they have learnt in this unit when classifying objects in science or mathematics; undertaking investigations in mathematics, science and geography.
1e Lite (ICT Lites are concise sheets showing the objectives, key skills and techniques to be taught, without the suggested teaching activities.)
Assessment: Pupil Self Review Statements
2Count is a program that allows children to easily create pictograms. It has the added bonus of being very effective using it diaplayed on an Interactive Whiteboard because children can come up and click on the one they have chosen, and see it being added to the graph. 2Count is part of the Infant Video Toolkit 2 from 2Simple.
This unit is a natural progression from Unit 1D. Children need to handle, examine and describe real objects before they collect data and represent it as a picture. Time needs to be given to discussing why ICT can make the pictograms easier to read and compare it with making graphs manually.
Transport Database - Textease
Possible cross curricular link
Maths Year 1 Handling data p 92
Data Handling in Science
Opportunities for ICT in Science
Create a graph or pictogram of 'how we look'
Handling data at Key Stage 1 'Pick a Picture' - St Mary's Primary School
ICT 1B Using a Word Bank
English Year 1 term 2 Writing Composition p 23
Pictogram from i-board
Eye Colour Pictogram to use on the whiteboard
ICT Scheme of work from Greenwich ICT
A complete set of resources linked to the QCA scheme of work with lesson plans, activities, downloadable resources and more.
Newham ICT Scheme of Work
Featuring active flip chart resources and tutorial videos. Importantly every unit contains a challenge lesson which gives the children an opportunity to develop their independent ICT capability. www.itass.newham.gov.uk/curriculum/sow.aspx