Skill Building

This is a Scheme of Work designed to last four terms (one lesson per week). It covers basic skills in the four main Microsoft Office applications, Word, Publisher, PowerPoint and Excel.


ย Publisher



18 thoughts on “Skill Building

  1. Florence Ravenhall

    Thanks for sharing these resources , especially on Scratch and Kodu – am trying to learn more about both of these. They have given me some good ideas.
    Good luck for the new term.

  2. Kevin Tiernan

    Hi Nicki
    I love your resources and advertise your wealth of knowledge, everywhere I go. What are your thoughts about the new ICT curriculum and the use of programming into the SoW. Python, Kudo, Scratch 2.0, Alice etc. Are you doing any rsources for KS3? Have you got any recomendations? I have signed up to “” which runs a free course on Python. Oh and my school is very close to Bletchley. How cool is that?
    All the best

  3. Nicki Post author

    Hi Kevin

    Thank you for your lovely comment. I have re-written a lot of our KS3 curriculum over the last year and also have the Kodu scheme of work which is on here. I have to add some of the other resources on actually (probably a half-term job). I’ve never really looked into Python or Alice but have used Microsoft’s Small Basic which is very good and has a nice interface. This is something we are looking at embedding into our Year 10 curriculum but if I am teaching Year 9 next year I might looking into writing a SmallBasic scheme of work to give them the basics of programming. Watch this space . . .

    Scratch 2.0 also looks very good.

    What a perfect opportunity for an ICT school trip, Bletchley Park! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Gareth James

    Hi Nicki,
    Love your resources. I’ve been integrating them into a lot of my lessons and they are really helpful.

    I was just wondering if you had lesson one for the Word skill building module and whether you had the matching assessment sheets for them all?

  5. Nicki Post author

    For the first lesson we just go over classroom rules and sensible file names and file structures etc. That’s why there is no “Lesson 1” on there.

  6. Pingback: Our New KS3 Computing Curriculum | Interactive

  7. James Crowe

    Great resources…and presented clearly..trying to move to this formate of online using Google sites any tips?

  8. Nicki Post author

    Thanks, I’ll add that to my “to do” list of things to look at. Certainly looks interesting and am impressed your 6 year old is learning Java. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Encarna

    Hi Nicky
    What a lovely and valuable set of resources. I will surely use them with newcomers and extra units, and they are also useful to set a knowledge base on essential ICT skills. Thanks for your generosity!

  10. Farah

    Such lovely resources, thank you so much for sharing them. You really are an inspiration to us slightly less creative and imaginative teachers (I mean me!).

    Do you happen to have any of the editable sheets for the Skills Builder unit?

    Thanks again for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  11. Nicki Post author

    Hi Farah

    Thanks for your lovely comment. Drop me an email with the sheets that you need and I’ll send them to you. My email address is on the Contact page.


  12. Moya Shannon

    Thank you – thank you!!!! I’m a long-in-the-tooth enthusiastic older teacher, so much of the new computing curriculum is new to me – but your resources have taught me so much (!!!!)(Kodu) and they’re brilliant for my students. I’m using these PP resources because I love your presentation.

  13. Zubair Khan

    Fantastic website, fantastic resources, you are a top girl!!! thanks so much for this.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *