Word processing

  • Learn about word processing and how to stay safe online as well developing touch typing skills. Introduce important keyboard shortcuts, as well as simple editing tools within a word processor including: bold, italics, underline and font colour as well as how to import images
  • NB. Please note that Lesson 5 has been replaced with a newly written lesson from our Year 2 Online safety unit.

Choose your lesson

Lesson 1: Getting to know the keyboard

Learn about the setup and layout of a keyboard and exploring the basics of touch typing and understanding its importance when using computers of all types

Learning Objective

To begin to learn to touch type

Lesson 2: Getting started with word processing

Following on from the introduction to touch typing, learn about word processing and storing information in a text document as well as keyboard shortcuts

Learning Objective

To understand how to use a word processor

Lesson 3: Newspaper writer

Building upon basic word processing skills, the editing and formatting of images in a text document are explored within the context of newspaper writing

Learning Objective

To understand how to add images to a text document

Lesson 4: Poetry book

Searching the internet to find text that can be copied and pasted into a poetry book that will be created and understanding the importance of referencing copied work

Lesson 5: What happens when I post online?

Learning how information put online about someone can last for a long time and find out about who to talk to if something has been put online without consent or if it is incorrect using differentiated scenarios

Learning Objective

To understand what happens to information posted online

Assess your pupils

Assessment quiz and Knowledge catcher. These can be used at the start of the unit to access where pupils are in their learning as well as the end of the unit to assess progress. Go to assessment resources