KS1 computing – IT around us lesson plan

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Key Stage



Year 2


Speaking to any Year 2 child about what they know about the world around them is a fascinating experience.

They have started to gain some knowledge from their experiences, and have inferred other information – often in amusing ways.

Exploring the IT around us opens up these conversations – What stops shops running out of beans? Where do shop owners buy these beans? How does this supply affect us? –  and offers children a chance to see the world differently.

To know its secrets. And even better, to begin to question the technology that is all around them…

What they’ll learn

  • To explain how information technology helps us 
  • To recognise common types of technology 
  • To demonstrate how IT devices work together 
  • To say why we use IT  

Sway Grantham works for the Raspberry Pi Foundation developing free computing resources and online training for primary teachers. Follow Sway on Twitter @SwayGrantham and see more work from the Raspberry Pi Foundation at @RaspberryPi_org 

KS1 computing – IT around us lesson plan

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