Lesson 3: Yes or no?

Children respond to yes/no questions as an introduction to branching databases

Before the lesson

Learning objectives

  • To understand how to sort and categorise objects.
  • To explain how items have been sorted and categorised.

EYFS outcomes

Communication and language

  • Articulate their ideas and thoughts in well-formed sentences.
  • Use talk to help work out problems and organise thinking and activities, and to explain how things work and why they might happen.
  • ELG: Listening, attention and understanding: Make comments about what they have heard and ask questions to clarify their understanding.
  • ELG: Listening, attention and understanding: Listen attentively and respond to what they hear with relevant questions, comments and actions when being read to and during whole class discussions and small group interactions.
  • ELG: Speaking: Participate in small group, class and one-to-one discussions, offering their own ideas, using recently introduced vocabulary.

 

Characteristics of Effective Learning

  • Active learning
  • Creating and thinking critically

 

Outcomes taken from Development Matters, 2021. 

ELGs taken from the new statutory framework for the EYFS, 2021. 

Activity

Key vocabulary

Observations

Next steps

To understand how to sort and categorise objects.

To explain how items have been sorted and categorised. 

To explore and understand the concept of branch databases.

Make a note of any specific next steps for individual children.

Created by:
Sophie Pickles,  
Computing specialist
Sophie is an expert Early Years consultant. She has spent many years both teaching in Reception and leading, in her role of Head of Early Years and senior manager at an outstanding-rated, child-led setting. Sophie now works with many national educational…
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