Lesson 4: Poetry book

By searching on the Internet, children learn how to copy and paste text to create a poetry book and understand the importance of referencing copied work

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To create a poetry book using sources from the internet

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: Encourage pupils to select short, simple poems and provide a print out of the Activity: Keyboard shortcuts for them to refer to.

Pupils working at greater depth: Ask pupils if they can figure out how to centre text, add bullet points, change font, etc.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
Cat Lamin,  
Computing specialist
Cat was a committed primary school teacher for twelve years. After starting her independent consultancy ‘Crossover Solutions’ she has travelled to Argentina, Brazil and America to share her wealth of knowledge of computer science with other teachers. Her enjoyment for…
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