Lesson 2: Taking photos

In this lesson, children go on a miniature adventure, taking photos of small figures to tell the story they planned in Lesson 1, implementing everything that they have learned to make a good, clear photograph

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To take clear photos

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content
  • Recognise common uses of Information technology beyond school

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: May need support working in a group. Making the roles, rules and expectations explicit gives these children structure.


Pupils working at greater depth: You could group these children together to give them more opportunity to work on their longer stories. You could also model how to discuss improving photos as they’re taking them, asking:

  • Would it be better if..?
  • Could we put the character..?
  • How can I do..?

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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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