Your students will develop a presentation for a VIP visit to your school, and a secret agent briefing for a top secret mission to America? They will develop basic and advanced communication techniques through independent development of a professional presentation suitable for a specific audience and purpose. Learners will engage in a range of exciting activities including choosing and embedding sound files, sorting slides, image manipulation and advanced presentation techniques.

Lesson by lesson key content

Indicative content
1 Understanding audience and purpose; analysing and improving a presentation. None for this lesson.
2 Understanding pixelation; manipulating images; experimenting with saving images in different formats. Sourcing images for a presentation.
3 Providing feedback on homework; introducing and understanding the purpose of the slide master; adding slide transitions and slide animations in a presentation. Obtaining a satellite view of your school.
4 Planning and building a virtual tour presentation; getting feedback and making improvements. Find or record an appropriate sound file.
5 How to sort slides; learning about copyright; inserting sound files into a presentation. None for this lesson.
6 Review of a ‘poor presentation’; Start creating Mission America presentation. Gather suitable media files for a presentation.
7 Continue with Mission America; give feedback to another student on their presentation; produce your own evaluation report. None for this lesson.

Computing curriculum content

  • Undertake creative projects that involve selecting, using, and combining multiple applications, preferably across a range of devices, to achieve challenging goals, including collecting and analysing data and meeting the needs of known users;
  • Create, re-use, revise and re-purpose digital artefacts for a given audience, with attention to trustworthiness, design and usability.

Literacy curriculum content

  • Learning new vocabulary, relating it explicitly to known vocabulary and understanding it with the help of context and dictionaries;
  • Making inferences and referring to evidence in the text;
  • Knowing the purpose, audience for and context of the writing and drawing on this knowledge to support comprehension;
  • Checking their understanding to make sure that what they have read makes sense;
  • Knowing how language, including figurative language, vocabulary choice, grammar, text structure and organisational features, presents meaning;
  • Using Standard English confidently in their own writing and speech.

Numeracy curriculum content

  • Order positive and negative integers;
  • Use scale factors.