Lesson 2: Space bag

Develop mouse and keyboard skills by creating digital drawings of basic items that astronauts would need in space, learning about the basic survival needs of humans

Learning objective

  • To create a digital drawing of essential items for life in space

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content


CAS framework links

  • CAS Progression pathway: Recognises that a range of digital devices can be considered a computer (AB) (GE)
  • CAS Progression pathway: Recognises and can use a range of input and output devices
  • CAS Progression pathway: Understands how programs specify the function of a general purpose computer (AB)
  • CAS Progression pathway: Recognises different types of data: text, number (AB) (GE)

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Before the lesson

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: should write or draw their list before typing it up. It may also be helpful to remind these children of the key units of measurements.


Pupils working at greater depth: ask to think of a sensor which could monitor the amount of each item available, i.e. how much food the astronauts have. The food could be stored in separate pods so that a sensor would be triggered whenever a pod is opened? Or a bin sensor so that it knows what has been eaten?

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
Richard Williams,  
Computing specialist
Richard is a Year 6 Teacher at St. Pancras Primary School. Richard’s passion for teaching was recognised when he received Suffolk’s ‘Raising The Bar’ award for Innovation 2016. With his class he made the world’s first guided VR:360 school tour…
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