Microsoft Office 365: Digital imagery

Using creativity and imagination to plan a miniature adventure story and capture it using developing photography skills. Learn to enhance photos using a range of editing tools as well as searching for and adding other images to a project, resulting in a high-quality photo collage showcase

About this unit

This unit can be adapted to many themes or topics involving storytelling or sequencing.  Alternatively, the children could use the skills and knowledge in this unit to photograph other things around their school or playground and edit the images they take.  Scroll down to download our new knowledge organiser for this unit.

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Lesson 1: Planning a photo story

Design an individual story by taking inspiration from picture books, created by the use of photos and sequencing skills, helping lay the foundations of computational thinking

Learning Objective

To understand and create a sequence of pictures

Lesson 2: Taking photos

Go on a miniature adventure to take photos of small figures to tell the stories planned in Lesson 1, implementing everything that learnt so far to create a good, clear photograph

Learning Objective

To take clear photos

Lesson 3: Editing photos

Creativity is let loose regarding the exploration of different effects, filters and editing tools used in transforming the look of photographic images captured

Learning Objective

To edit photos

Lesson 4: Searching for images

Understand the vast range of images that are available when using search engines and adding these images to an existing photos library to creating something truly unique and creative

Learning Objective

To search for and import images

Lesson 5: Photo collage

Putting the finishing touches to a digital imagery project by using a creative layout, adding text and decorative effects to produce a high-quality photo collage

Learning Objective

To create a photo collage

Assess your pupils

Assessment quiz and Knowledge catcher. These can be used at the start of the unit to access where pupils are in their learning as well as the end of the unit to assess progress. Go to assessment resources