Lesson 3: Pictures of play

Children learn to operate a basic camera to take photographs of their independent play

Before the lesson

Learning objectives

To learn how to operate a camera and/or iPad and use it to take photographs.

EYFS outcomes

Physical Development

  • Develop their small motor skills so that they can use a range of tools competently, safely and confidently


Characteristics of Effective Learning 

  • Playing and exploring
  • Active learning


Outcomes taken from Development Matters, 2021. 

ELGs taken from the new statutory framework for the EYFS, 2021.


Key vocabulary

Prompts for learning


Next steps

To use a camera or tablet to take photographs of objects in the environment. 

To recall how to use a camera or tablet to take a photograph and do so independently.

Make a note of any specific next steps for individual children.

Created by:
Sophie Pickles,  
Computing specialist
Sophie is an expert Early Years consultant. She has spent many years both teaching in Reception and leading, in her role of Head of Early Years and senior manager at an outstanding-rated, child-led setting. Sophie now works with many national educational…
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