Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Primary 6

Word processing

Week 5

Subject: Computer

Topic: Word processing

Duration: 40 mins

Reference: Computer studies for primary school book 6

Previous knowledge: Pupils are familiar with computer networks

Objective: At the end of the lesson, pupils must be able know the meaning of word processing.


The term “word processing” was invented by IBM in the late 1960s. Word processing typically implies the presence of text manipulation functions that extend beyond a basic ability to enter and change text.

A text editor is a type of program used for editing plain text files. Word processors developed from early text formatting tools. Microsoft word is the most widely used computer word processing system.

Word processing software and packages

A word processor is a computer application used for the production (composition, editing, formatting and printing) of any sort of text based material.

Example include

  1. Microsoft word
  2. Word perfect
  3. Word star
  4. Corel word perfect


Step I: Teacher revises previous lesson with pupils

Step II: Teacher introduces and explain new topic to pupils

Step III: Pupils are allowed to ask questions

Step IV: Teacher writes note on the boards for pupils


  1. When was word processing invented?
  2. What is a word processor?
  3. List three examples of word processing software

Conclusion: Teacher moves round for inspection, marking and correction of notes where necessary.

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