Lesson 3: Editing the trailer

Pupils import their footage from the previous lesson into film editing software and record and add sounds, music and voiceover to their videos

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To edit a video

National curriculum

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

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: should be encouraged to focus on importing their photos and getting them in the correct order. If it features in their plan, they can add a simple voiceover.


Pupils working at greater depth: should incorporate music and sound effects into their video.

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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