Year 5 – Lesson 2 – Computer databases

Curriculum KS2 Unit Lesson

In this lesson, learners will use a computer-based database to examine how data can be recorded and viewed. They will learn that a database consists of ‘records’, and that each record contains ‘fields’. In addition, they will order records in different ways and compare this database to the paper database they created in Lesson 1.

Learning objectives

To compare paper and computer-based databases

  • I can explain what a field and a record is in a database
  • I can navigate a flat-file database to compare different views of information
  • I can choose which field to sort data by to answer a given question

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