Lesson 4: Picture walk

Children further develop their photography skills, taking photographs of their discoveries on a walk around the school grounds

Before the lesson

Learning objectives

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

EYFS outcomes

Communication and language

  • Articulate their ideas and thoughts in well-formed sentences
  • Use talk to help work out problems and organise thinking and activities, and to explain how things work and why they might happen


Understanding the world 

  • Describe what they see, hear and feel whilst outside (or inside)


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. 


Teacher notes

Key vocabulary

Prompts for learning


Next steps

To use a camera or tablet to take a photograph of themselves, by inverting the screen.

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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