Year 5 – Lesson 1 – Creating a paper-based database

Curriculum KS2 Unit Lesson

In this lesson, learners will create a paper version of a record card database. Using a card template, they will create a data set, with each learner creating eight to ten cards linked to a theme, e.g. animals. They will complete records for each of the animals in their database and then they will physically sort the cards to answer questions about the data.

Learning objectives

To use a form to record information

  • I can create a database using cards
  • I can explain how information can be recorded
  • I can order, sort, and group my data cards

Package contents

  • Lesson plans
  • Slide decks
  • Learner resources
  • Homework