Lesson 5: Is it true?

Learning that not everything we read, see or hear online are true and learning strategies that can be adopted to check if something online is true or not

Learning objective

  • To learn strategies that will help me decide if something I see online is true or not

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Before the lesson

Download classroom resources

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: As a group, use the Activity: True or false? – support version, and come up with a known fact about the animal then ask the pupils individually to create a false statement.


Pupils working at greater depth: On a separate piece of paper, get the children to draw images of anything that they know a true statement about and then come up with a false statement about it too. 

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progression and understanding


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