Lesson 5: Video reviews

Children evaluate their trailers against agreed class success criteria, articulating what makes a successful book trailer and discussing ideas for sharing book recommendations

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To evaluate video editing

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • 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 search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content
  • 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: should be encouraged to refer to the class success criteria when making discussion points.


Pupils working at greater depth: should be encouraged to share ideas for the success criteria based on book trailers they have seen. If creating a Google Slide page, they can be challenged to include hyperlinks to the author’s page or other relevant websites.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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Cat Lamin,  
Computing specialist
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