Lesson 2: Filming

Using digital devices, pupils take photos and videos, framing their shots to achieve desired effects

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To take photos or videos to tell a story

National curriculum links

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts
  • Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information
  • 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

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: would benefit from taking photos rather than filming so they can spend time carefully framing their shots.


Pupils working at greater depth: should incorporate sound effects, voiceovers and music, considering how they will fit together and filming shots from different angles and distances.

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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