Working Together - Year 1

Cloud Applications Used

JIT Write, JIT Mix, 2Publish, Mashcam

Keyword Flashcards

private, username, font, size, colour, save, open, shift, backspace, delete, spacebar, enter

Activity 1

Recognise the kinds of information that should be kept to oneself when using the Internet.


Keep It Private lesson resources from Common Sense Media. Available via a Hwb Playlist.

(Wales) DCF Citizenship - Identity, image and reputation

Understand that some websites ask for information that is private and personal, e.g. identify private and personal information and discuss how to handle requests for private information – not disclosing full name, address, date of birth, school.

(England) Computing Programmes of Study

Use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.

Activity 2

Use basic text formatting.


Using your application of choice, allow the pupils (working in pairs) to explore the writing of some simple words or sentences. Show the pupils how to change the look or format of their text by introducing some different fonts, font size and colour.

(Wales) DCF Interacting and collaborating - Collaboration

Collaborate with a partner on a piece of digital work.

(Wales) DCF Producing - Creating

Select appropriate software to complete given tasks in order to use text, image, sound, animation and video.

(England) Computing Programmes of Study

Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content.

Activity 3

With support can save and reopen their work.


Possibly as part of the previous activity or as new activity reinforcing the above skills, show the pupils how their work can be saved using a familiar word and reopened again.

(Wales) DCF Interacting and collaborating - Storing and sharingn

Save work using a familiar word as a filename, e.g. child's name/keyword and understanding that this work can be retrieved

(England) Computing Programmes of Study

Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content.

Activity 4

Recognise a variety of different keys on the keyboard.


Using your application of choice, select a suitable template, e.g. blank, beach, park, space (JIT Write) or My Character Is; Picture and Text (2Publish). Pupils are to write some words or short sentences. Show pupils how to make a capital letter using the Shift key / Caps lock, and to use the backspace key to delete. Remind them to only press the spacebar once between each word. Press the Enter key to move text down onto a new line. If using Purple Mash look at 2Type activities to support keyboard recognition and typing fluency. Demonstrate again to the pupils how their work can be saved using a familiar word.

(Wales) DCF Interacting and collaborating - Storing and sharing

Save work using a familiar word as a filename, e.g. child's name/keyword and understanding that this work can be retrieved.

(Wales) DCF Producing - Creating

Select appropriate software to complete given tasks in order to use text, image, sound, animation and video.

(England) Computing Programmes of Study

Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content.

Activity 5

Create an online document, setting simple criteria and explaining how it might be improved.


Using your application of choice, pupils are to create a written piece of work. An opportunity for pupils to reinforce their new skills. Devise some success criteria for task. What will make this task successful? For example, using particular colours, a capital letter, making sure there’s only one space between each word. Once completed, discuss with the pupils how they might have improved their work. Use the built in audio recording function if your application has one.

(Wales) DCF Producing - Planning, sourcing and searching

Identify some success criteria in response to questions, e.g. choose appropriate colour and add title to video

(Wales) DCF Producing - Creating

Select appropriate software to complete given tasks in order to use text, image, sound, animation and video.

(Wales) DCF Producing - Evaluating and improving

Comment on work in relation to the success criteria, e.g. add comments using recording feature in software.

(England) Computing Programmes of Study

Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content.