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Cotmanhay Junior School

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Y4 Term 5 We are co-authors

National curriculum content

Solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts. Understand computer networks, including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the World Wide Web; and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration. Use search technologies effectively. Be discerning in evaluating digital content. Use a variety of software (including internet services) to create content including presenting information. Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.


Lesson objectives

  1. Planning the content for a wiki
  2. Using Wikipedia to find information
  3. Getting started with the class wiki
  4. Editing the wiki pages
  5. Editing Wikipedia


What we want children to know

  • To understand the conventions for collaborative online work, particularly in wikis
  • To be aware of their responsibilities when editing other people’s work
  • To become familiar with Wikipedia, including potential problems associated with its use


What skills we want children to develop

  • Ability to write for a target audience using a wiki tool
  • Collaboration skills
  • Research skills
  • Proofreading skills



Edit, Information, Mind map, Reliable, Style, Wiki, Wikipedia’s Five Pillars