Lesson 1: Planning a Photo Story

Free access during school closures. Taking inspiration from picture books, children design their own stories which they then create using photos and sequencing skills within their stories, helping lay the foundations of computational thinking

Learning Objectives

  • Explaining what is happening in a pictorial story

  • Recognising the importance of sequencing

  • Knowing that sequencing is important in Computing

  • Understanding and creating a sequence of pictures

  • Planning my own pictorial story

Lesson Plan

Planning a photo story
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Photography Story

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Presentation: Planning your photo story

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3 Box Planning Sheet
5 Box Planning Sheet
Created by:
Sway Grantham,  
Computing specialist
Sway Grantham (@SwayGrantham) is a Primary School Teacher, a CAS Master Teacher and Specialist Leader in Education for Primary ICT. She also has a BCS Certificate in Computer Science Teaching (Primary). She has written several curricula and conducted research into the…
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