Lesson 3: Technology safari

Children learn about what a computer is and conduct a tour of the school, photographing the different examples of technology they spot

Learning objective

  • To recognise technology

National curriculum

  • Recognise common uses of information technology beyond school
  • Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Before the lesson

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Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Draw their attention to specific pieces of technology that they’re likely to be familiar with.


Pupils working at greater depth: Can suggest different ways of using or interacting with technology and predict outcomes even if they haven’t used it.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
Sway Grantham,  
Computing specialist
Sway Grantham (@SwayGrantham) is a Primary School Teacher, a CAS Master Teacher and Specialist Leader in Education for Primary ICT. She also has a BCS Certificate in Computer Science Teaching (Primary). She has written several curricula and conducted research into the…
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