Upper Key Stage 2 Computational Thinking and Creativity
Powerful Presentations

Respond to a challenge to prepare an effective presentation. Plan and create a script for a powerful presentation. Explore software and learn about the key features of a good digital presentation; think about how the features can be adapted to suit different target audiences. Review your work against success criteria and present your work to your target audience.

Session 1 Presentation challenge

Objectives

Computing

  • Be responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
  • Evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems.

Planning and Activities

Respond to a challenge from the Head Teacher to prepare an effective digital presentation about an aspect of your learning; begin to plan a script for a powerful presentation and then explore different software.

Teaching Outcomes:

  • To begin to prepare an effective digital presentation about an aspect of their learning.

Children will:

  • Receive a challenge from the Head Teacher, asking them to prepare an effective digital presentation about an aspect of school life.
  • Begin to plan a script for a powerful presentation.
  • Explore the different software available for them, and the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Provided Resources

  • Planning a powerful presentation, covering: Letter from Head Teacher, How to create a Mind map, Mind map template, Tips for a great presentation, Presentation plan & Presentation software.

You Will Need

  • Envelopes
  • Large paper

Session 2 Capturing your target audience

Objectives

Computing

  • Be responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
  • Evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems.

Planning and Activities

Learn about the key features of a good digital presentation; think about how the features can be adapted to suit different target audiences.

Teaching Outcomes:

  • To become familiar with the features of a good presentation and become aware of the target audience for presentations.

Children will:

  • Become more familiar with the features of a good digital presentation.
  • Know how those features can be adapted to suit different target audiences.
  • Become aware of the target audience for their own presentation.

You Will Need

  • Sticky notes

Session 3 Creating and presenting

Objectives

Computing

  • Be responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
  • Evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems.

Planning and Activities

Create a script to drive your presentation; review your work against success criteria and present your work to the target audience.

Teaching Outcomes:

  • To understand that content drives a presentation.
  • To create a script upon which to build their own presentation and present their work to the target audience.

Children will:

  • Understand that content drives a presentation, not the other way round.
  • Create a script upon which to build their own presentation and review it against the criteria for a good presentation.
  • Refine and group review their work against the criteria for a good presentation.
  • Present their work to the target audience.

You Will Need

  • Internet-enabled devices
  • Refreshments for audience