Collecting and presenting information: questionnaires and pie charts
In this unit pupils learn how to use a data handling package to create bar charts, pie charts and line graphs, and how to use this information to support an argument. Pupils learn to collect information in a way that it can be easily processed; enter data correctly; select and create an appropriate graph for their purpose; consider how to frame questions. They also learn to compare the effectiveness of different charts and use their charts to test hypotheses. Pupils will be able to apply what they have learnt in this unit when collecting information and producing graphs and charts in mathematics, geography and science.
Assessment: Pupil Self Review Statements
Short focused tasks:
Three Lesson task
Using a database in a friction experiment - Case Study by Cliftonville Primary School
We used Information Workshop to produce a very simple database to record the results. We wanted to use graphs to answer our questions, so we produced a number of different graphs on the computer and decided which one contained the information we needed.
Suggested Cross Curricular Activities
Children carry out a survey e.g. traffic survey and/or litter survey.
Present Information by revising writing for difference audiences
Maths Year 4 Organising and interpreting data p114
Data Handling - Maths, Science, DT
7 Weather around the world
19 Spending Time
Lesson plan with resources from Lancashire
ICT Scheme of work from Greenwich
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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