Year 1 – Lesson 1 – Exploring the keyboard

Curriculum KS1 Unit Lesson

This is the first lesson in which Year 1 learners will experience using a computer to create and manipulate text. It is important that they know how to log on and follow the rules that keep them safe.

In this lesson, the learners will familiarise themselves with a word processor and think about how they might use this application in the future. The learners will also be identifying and finding keys, before adding text to their page by pressing keys on a keyboard.

Note: If this lesson is the first time that the learners will be logging in to the computer, additional support/time may be required to facilitate this step.

Learning objectives

To use a computer to write

  • I can open a word processor
  • I can recognise keys on a keyboard
  • I can identify and find keys on a keyboard

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