Readiness Test and Second Term Review Test Computer Studies Primary 4 Third Term Lesson Notes Week 1

Learn Coding, Computer Viruses, and Microsoft Word Basics

Detailed Student-Centered Lesson Plan

Subject: Computer Studies
Class: Primary 4
Term: Third Term
Week: 1
Topic: Introduction to Coding, Computer Viruses, and Microsoft Word
Sub-topic: Basics of Coding, Understanding Computer Viruses, Typing and Saving in Microsoft Word
Duration: 60 minutes

Behavioural Objectives:
By the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to:

  1. Define coding and explain its uses.
  2. Describe what a computer virus is.
  3. List common anti-virus programs.
  4. Demonstrate how to type and save a document in Microsoft Word.

Keywords:

  • Code
  • Virus
  • Anti-virus
  • Save
  • Document

Entry Behaviour:
Pupils are familiar with basic computer parts and can use a keyboard and mouse.

Learning Resources and Materials:

  • Computers
  • Microsoft Word software
  • Projector or Smartboard
  • Pictures of viruses and anti-virus programs

Building Background/Connection to Prior Knowledge:
Discuss with pupils their experiences using computers and typing.

Embedded Core Skills:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Digital Literacy
  • Problem-Solving

Learning Materials:

  • Lagos State Scheme of Work
  • Computer Studies textbooks
  • Visual aids (posters, pictures)

Instructional Materials:

  • Computers with Microsoft Word
  • Printed handouts of coding examples
  • Anti-virus software displays

Content:

What is Code?

Code is a set of instructions written in a programming language that tells a computer what to do.

Use of Coding

Coding is used to create software, apps, websites, games, and to control robots and other devices.

What is a Computer Virus?

A computer virus is a malicious software program designed to damage or disrupt a computer system.

Names of Common Anti-Virus

  1. Norton
  2. McAfee
  3. Avast
  4. Bitdefender
  5. Kaspersky

Typing and Saving on Microsoft Word

  1. Open Microsoft Word.
  2. Type your text.
  3. Click “File.”
  4. Select “Save As.”
  5. Choose a location.
  6. Name your file.
  7. Click “Save.”

Evaluation Questions:

  1. Code is a set of __________. a) books b) instructions c) games d) pictures
  2. Coding helps us create __________. a) software b) food c) clothes d) cars
  3. A computer virus is a __________ program. a) helpful b) fun c) harmful d) educational
  4. Which one is a common anti-virus program? a) Paint b) Norton c) Word d) Excel
  5. Which is used to write code? a) Calculator b) Programming language c) Music player d) Camera
  6. Coding can be used to make __________. a) songs b) websites c) food d) toys
  7. A common anti-virus program is __________. a) Avast b) Facebook c) YouTube d) Instagram
  8. To save a document in Microsoft Word, you click __________. a) Print b) Open c) Save As d) Exit
  9. A computer virus can __________ your files. a) help b) delete c) clean d) organize
  10. McAfee is a type of __________. a) game b) anti-virus c) movie d) song
  11. To type in Microsoft Word, you use a __________. a) mouse b) keyboard c) printer d) scanner
  12. Kaspersky is used to protect your computer from __________. a) food b) books c) viruses d) music
  13. To start typing in Microsoft Word, first you __________ the program. a) save b) open c) close d) delete
  14. __________ helps to keep your computer safe from viruses. a) Notepad b) Paint c) Anti-virus d) Camera
  15. Bitdefender is a __________ program. a) painting b) virus c) writing d) anti-virus

Class Activity Discussion

  1. What is code? Code is a set of instructions for a computer to follow.
  2. Why do we use coding? We use coding to create software, apps, and websites.
  3. Can kids learn to code? Yes, kids can learn to code using simple languages like Scratch.
  4. What is a programming language? A programming language is a special language used to write code.
  1. What is a computer virus? A computer virus is a harmful program that can damage your computer.
  2. How do computer viruses spread? Viruses can spread through email attachments, downloads, and infected USB drives.
  3. What can a virus do to my computer? A virus can delete files, steal information, and slow down your computer.
  1. What is an anti-virus program? An anti-virus program is software that protects your computer from viruses.
  2. Name a common anti-virus program. Norton is a common anti-virus program.
  3. Do I need an anti-virus program? Yes, to keep your computer safe from viruses.
  1. How do I open Microsoft Word? Click on the Word icon on your computer.
  2. How do I start typing in Microsoft Word? Click in the document area and start typing with your keyboard.
  3. How do I save a document in Microsoft Word? Click “File” and then click “Save As.”
  4. Where can I save my document? You can save it on your computer or a USB drive.
  5. How do I name my file when saving in Word? Type a name in the file name box and click “Save.”

Revision and Test. Third Term. Civic Education. Primary 4

Presentation:

Step 1: Revising the Previous Topic (10 minutes)

  • Teacher’s Activities:
    • Ask pupils what they remember about basic computer parts.
    • Review how to turn on a computer and use a keyboard and mouse.
  • Learners’ Activities:
    • Pupils respond to questions and recall previous knowledge.

Step 2: Introducing the New Topic (10 minutes)

  • Teacher’s Activities:
    • Explain what coding is: “Coding is writing instructions for a computer.”
    • Describe the importance of coding: “Coding helps us make apps, websites, and games.”
    • Show a simple coding example using a visual aid.
    • Introduce computer viruses: “A virus is a harmful program that can damage your computer.”
    • List common anti-virus programs: Norton, McAfee, Avast, Bitdefender, Kaspersky.
    • Demonstrate how to open Microsoft Word and start typing.
  • Learners’ Activities:
    • Pupils listen and watch the demonstrations.

Step 3: Guided Practice and Contributions (20 minutes)

  • Teacher’s Activities:
    • Ask pupils to describe what they think coding can be used for.
    • Encourage pupils to share any experiences with computer viruses.
    • Guide pupils through typing a short paragraph in Microsoft Word.
    • Show how to save the document with “Save As.”
  • Learners’ Activities:
    • Pupils share their ideas about coding and viruses.
    • Pupils practice typing and saving a document.

Teacher’s Activities:

  • Walk around the classroom to assist and check pupils’ work.
  • Provide feedback and correct mistakes.

Learners’ Activities:

  • Pupils work on their computers, typing and saving documents.
  • Pupils ask questions if they need help.

Assessment:

  • Observe pupils as they type and save their documents.
  • Ask oral questions to assess understanding.

Ten Evaluation Questions:

  1. What is coding?
  2. Name one use of coding.
  3. What is a computer virus?
  4. Why is it important to protect your computer from viruses?
  5. Name one common anti-virus program.
  6. How do you start typing in Microsoft Word?
  7. What steps do you take to save a document in Microsoft Word?
  8. Why should you save your work?
  9. What can happen if a computer gets a virus?
  10. How can you protect your computer from viruses?

Conclusion (10 minutes):

  • Teacher’s Activities:
    • Recap the key points of the lesson.
    • Go around to mark pupils’ work and provide feedback.
    • Ensure all pupils have saved their documents correctly.
  • Learners’ Activities:
    • Pupils participate in the recap.
    • Pupils correct any mistakes based on teacher feedback.

References:

  • Lagos State Scheme of Work
  • Computer Studies textbooks
  • Visual aids and handouts used during the lesson

Readiness Test for Primary 4 Computer Studies

Section A: Multiple Choice Questions

  1. Code is a set of __________. a) books
    b) instructions
    c) games
    d) pictures
  2. Coding helps us create __________. a) software
    b) food
    c) clothes
    d) cars
  3. A computer virus is a __________ program. a) helpful
    b) fun
    c) harmful
    d) educational
  4. Which one is a common anti-virus program? a) Paint
    b) Norton
    c) Word
    d) Excel
  5. To save a document in Microsoft Word, you click __________. a) Print
    b) Open
    c) Save As
    d) Exit

Section B: Fill in the Blanks

  1. A computer virus can __________ your files.
  2. To type in Microsoft Word, you use a __________.
  3. __________ helps to keep your computer safe from viruses.
  4. To start typing in Microsoft Word, first you __________ the program.
  5. Bitdefender is a __________ program.

Section C: True or False

  1. Coding is only for adults. (True/False)
  2. A computer virus can help your computer run faster. (True/False)
  3. McAfee is a type of anti-virus program. (True/False)
  4. You need a keyboard to type in Microsoft Word. (True/False)
  5. Anti-virus programs are not important for computer safety. (True/False)

Second Term Review Test for Primary 4 Computer Studies

Section A: Multiple Choice Questions

  1. A programming language is used to __________. a) write code
    b) draw pictures
    c) play music
    d) watch videos
  2. An anti-virus program __________ your computer from viruses. a) damages
    b) protects
    c) slows down
    d) deletes
  3. To save a document, you should click __________. a) File
    b) Edit
    c) View
    d) Help
  4. Coding can be used to make __________. a) websites
    b) food
    c) books
    d) clothes
  5. Which one is not a common anti-virus program? a) Norton
    b) McAfee
    c) Bitdefender
    d) Microsoft Word

Section B: Fill in the Blanks

  1. Coding is a way to give __________ to a computer.
  2. A harmful program that can damage your computer is called a __________.
  3. To protect your computer, you should use an __________ program.
  4. When you save a document in Microsoft Word, you should give it a __________.
  5. Kaspersky is a type of __________.

Section C: True or False

  1. A computer virus can spread through email attachments. (True/False)
  2. Coding cannot be used to make games. (True/False)
  3. Anti-virus programs are important for computer safety. (True/False)
  4. You do not need to save your work in Microsoft Word. (True/False)
  5. Children can learn to code. (True/False)

Computer Studies Primary 4 Third Term Lesson Notes

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