Introduction to Data

Pupils learn what data is and the different ways that it can be represented, both with and without a computer before developing their understanding of why data is useful, how it can be used and ways in which it can be gathered and recorded both by humans and computers

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Lesson 1: Zoo Data

Pupils are introduced to the term ‘data’ and explore representing the number of animals spotted at the zoo in different ways

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Lesson 2: Picturing Data

Using online software, children represent the zoo data from the previous lesson in a pictogram or chart

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Lesson 3: Minibeast Hunt

After going on a minibeast hunt children use the data they have collected to create a chart or pictogram on the computer

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Lesson 4: Animal Guess Who

In this lesson children create a branching database of animals to enable them to play a game of guess who

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Lesson 5: Inventions

Children use their understanding of how data is collected to design a computerised invention to gather and record data

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