Lesson 1: Keyboards

Learning what a keyboard is and how to locate relevant keys

Before the lesson

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Learning objectives

To learn what a keyboard is and how to locate relevant keys

EYFS outcomes


  • Spell words by identifying the sounds and then writing the sound with letter/s.



  • Link the number symbol (numeral) with its cardinal number value. 


Characteristics of Effective Learning

  • Playing and exploring
  • Active learning


Outcomes taken from Development Matters, 2021. 

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


Teacher notes

Key vocabulary


Next steps

To continue to learn what a keyboard is and how to locate relevant keys.

To learn how to log in and log out. 

To understand why we need to log in and out. 

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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