Lesson 2: Picture data

Use of online software to represent visually the zoo animals data from the previous lesson to develop and create a pictogram or chart

Learning objective

  • To use technology to represent data in different ways

National curriculum

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Before the lesson

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Should be positioned with a good view of the board so that they can quickly and easily refer to the table of results. May benefit from working with a partner.


Pupils working at greater depth: Should add appropriate labels to column headings and group titles, e.g. lions. They should also try changing the colour of each animal by clicking the square to the right of the number.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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Cat Lamin,  
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Cat was a committed primary school teacher for twelve years. After starting her independent consultancy ‘Crossover Solutions’ she has travelled to Argentina, Brazil and America to share her wealth of knowledge of computer science with other teachers. Her enjoyment for…
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