Work done by Second Classes and Learning Support Group
Second Class Computer Work
This year second class worked on simple word processing skills and with
Clicker 4 to help improve their understanding
of sentence structure and presentation. At first we taught the children
some essentials about the keyboard;
Space bar = space between words
Enter/return key = new line
Shift key + letter = capital letter
Backspace key = easy correction of errors.
Then we used the software package Clicker
4, to facilitate simple sentence construction and
story writing. This package provides the children with a selection of
words, which can be used in conjunction with their own text. It simplifies
story making for the children.
Second class enjoyed making their own word lists for stories, e.g. My
Family. They also made lists of rhyming words using their
spelling books for their partner to use in sentences. We found that using
the computer for stories and for spelling drill had a good motivational
effect on the pupils.
The children read their stories back to the teacher and were encouraged
to make corrections before printing them off. This improved their presentation
techniques and had a beneficial effect on handwriting back in the classroom
too as it motivated all pupils to produce legible work.
Here are some examples of second class work;