Lesson 3: Minibeast hunt

After going on a minibeast hunt children use the data they have collected to create a chart or pictogram on the computer

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To collect and record data

National curriculum

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Might need to stick to creating a pictogram and would benefit from working with more confident pupils.


Pupils working at greater depth: Should represent their data in multiple ways, adapting the colours to suit their preferences, and selecting a preferred graphic representation of data, explaining their choice.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
Cat Lamin,  
Computing specialist
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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