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This week we’ll advance ourselves in data handling and create a bar chart using the data we collected over 5 weeks when we were growing our plants (remember we were measuring the height of the plant every week).  Those who have not grown any plants should still do this lesson based on any data collected so that you learn a very important skill in both ICT and Maths.


We want you to create a bar chart using a word or excel document this week in regard to learning a new ICT skill. You need to pay close attention to the instructions as there are several steps to this so please ensure your child is supported throughout this task. Once they go through it with you, they can repeat the steps themselves, play with it, explore, make mistakes (which is fine) but eventually they will acquire the skill of creating a bar chart on the computer.


There is also another clip showing how to draw a bar chart on paper (if you wish you can do this too in addition to your computer version).

See below for the links and the squared paper to draw your bar chart on.


Please watch the links below in order to understand how to create a bar chart. Your child will need help and patience with this activity as it is equally challenging to do on paper as well as on computer. Hopefully, clips will help you and your child if you are not sure how to do it. As data handling is our ICT topic this term, we expect a computer version of this activity. This may be more advance than their age but we know we have a lot of clever children who are good with computers so this will be a bonus in their learning and boost their confidence in ICT skills. If your child decides to do a paper version of their graph, then it needs to be drawn on a squared paper to spread the numbers on scale equally. Please print the word document if you need a squared paper.              drawing a bar chart on paper             create a bar chart in word                  create a bar chart in excel



A sample of finished bar chart could look like this.