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Digital Literacy in the Primary Classroom - Year 3-4

Book 3

Book 3, for Year 3-Year 4, aims to develop digital literacy competencies in areas of computational thinking and programming, communication and collaboration with creativity, and the study of computer networks and productivity. It supports teachers by providing step-by-step instructions and activity ideas based on whole class, group, paired and individual experiences. It also encourages children to recognise the importance of staying safe online and creating a positive digital identity whilst using the internet.

Ages: 7-9 | Pages: 52 | Code: 01077 | ISBN: 9781776555307

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Neelam Parmar

Dr. Neelam Parmar currently works as Director of E-Learning at Ashford School, United Learning and is instrumental in leading the transformational change of embedding technology within teaching, learning and development. She has completed her PhD in Developing a Pedagogy while using New Technology with young children and is committed to empowering schools, teachers and IT/MIS teams to use technology in constructive and purposeful ways.


Scheme of Work (SoW)5
Cross-Curricular Links6
Computational Thinking and Programming7
Topic: Understanding Algorithms and Programming On-Screen
Lesson 1: Programming Inputs8
Lesson 2: Programming Objects and Events9
Lesson 3: Instructions and Buttons10
Lesson 4: Introduction to Scratch11
Lesson 5: Motion Blocks12
Lesson 6: Looks and Backgrounds13
Lesson 7: Programming On-Screen14
Lesson 8: Debugging and Programming with an App15
Communication, Collaboration and Creativity16
Topic: Researching on the Web and Illustrating a Cybersafety E-Book
Lesson 1: Mind-Mapping a Research Topic17
Lesson 2: Research and Investigation18
Lesson 3: Using Britannica Digital Learning19
Lesson 4: Creating a Presentation20
Lesson 5: Refining and Delivery21
Lesson 6: Staying Safe Online22
Lesson 7: Creating a Storyboard24
Lesson 8: Creating an E-Book26
Lesson 9: Sharing and Presenting27
Lesson 10: Cybersafety Scenarios28
Computer Networks and Productivity30
Topic: Questions and Answers and Exploring Simulations
Lesson 1: Bar Graphs31
Lesson 2: Binary Tree34
Lesson 3: Digital Binary Tree36
Lesson 4: Questionnaires38
Lesson 5: Creating a Database40
Lesson 6: Exploring Simulations44
Lesson 7: Population Growth45
Lesson 8: Simulation Game46
Other Titles from Essential Resources52