Primary Education
Lesson Plans

Fifth and
Sixth Classes


Help students begin to understand what hardware and software really are, and how to input information in different ways.


Computers Inside and Out

Introduce terminology such as memory and processing, and then look at simple specifications and explore value for money.

Input from Everyone

Help students recognise different ways devices collect input including accessibility features for people with special needs.

App Design

Aid students in creating a design for an app by introducing relevant features and phases of design.


Explore with students ways of using equipment in a safe way, staying safe online and protecting devices.


Stay Healthy When Using IT

Encourage students to use technology in a balanced way and explore ways to conserve energy as much as possible.

Keep Yourself Safe

Help students recognise situations online and offline which may threaten safety and consider ways to deal with cyberbullying.

Protect your Device

Discuss the body’s defence mechanism with students and then consider ways to protect devices against viruses.


Teach students how to evaluate online information and increase awareness of media messages and online advertising.


Media Messages

Help students recognise stereotyped messages portrayed by the media and facilitate student discussion.

Web Design

Explore how a web page is created, introduce relevant terminology and guide students to create a simple design.

Technology Past, Present, Future

Examine how technology changes how we do things, introduce current trends and ask students to think about futuristic designs.


Develop students’ ability to handle information in an efficient and ethical way, and to protect their privacy.


Protect your Information

Help raise student awareness of the need to be careful with personal information and protect their online reputation.

Write an eBook

Describe different aspects of stories and assist students with developing their own story for publishing online.

How to Reference

Highlight the importance of giving credit to others and assist students in creating relevant references.


Support students in using sounds, images and other media in a creative way.


Edit an Image

Allow students to play with shapes and create tessellations using software and introduce examples of editing effects.

Create a Gallery

Explore different information formats – audio, text, video or images – and show how to build multimedia mashups.

Create a Podcast

Inspire students to create a podcast by playing examples and introducing real-life methodologies such as jingles and scripts.


Assist students in enhancing their skills to collaborate and present their information effectively.


Let’s Collaborate

Explore collaboration using given role-plays, and allow students to work on a project using online and offline methods.

Social Networks

Consider students’ roles in different types of communities both online and offline and discuss appropriate rules.

Weather Analysis

Review weather conditions and introduce ways of analysing weather data, then guide students in making their own ‘met office’.


Introduce students to problem-solving using both coding and non-coding based projects.


Melody Maker

Examine music notation and introduce Scratch as a way of creating sounds with different beats and different instruments.

Make a Game

Help students to identify elements of games and work as a programmer to create their own online game.

Be a Designer

Prepare students to act as designers by introducing terminology on buildings and exploring appropriate design software.

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