Microsoft Office 365: Comparison cards databases

By learning about records, fields and data, the children further explore the concepts of sorting and filtering. 

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Lesson 1: Records, fields and data

Use 'Comparison cards' to understand and learn about the meanings of records, fields and data when working with databases

Learning Objective

To understand the terminology around databases

Lesson 2: Race against the computer

Building upon the last lesson, learn about there being digital and non-digital databases and compare the advantages and disadvantages of both

Learning Objective

To compare paper and computerised databases

Lesson 3: Sorting and filtering

In this lesson, children input data into a database and then sort and filter the data by different values and create questions that can be answered using information from their database

Learning Objective

To sort, filter and interpret data

Lesson 4: Representing data

Learn the art of representing data from a database in unique and visual ways, creating graphs and charts that can be used for data analysis

Learning Objective

To represent data in different ways

Lesson 5: Planning a holiday

Children put into practice the skills that they have learnt and sort and filter data to plan a holiday

Learning Objective

To sort data for a purpose

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