Lesson 3: Newspaper writer

Building on their basic word processing skills, pupils learn how to edit and format images in a text document

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To understand how to add images to a text document

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

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

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Add your own pre-typed text of The Gingerbread Man article on their computers to allow them to modify and insert images to personalise it, rather than create it from scratch.


Pupils working at greater depth: Encourage pupils to create a second page for their newspaper.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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