Lesson 1: Sending an email

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To understand what email is used for and to send an email

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Understand computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the world wide web, and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration
  • Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Support pupils with typing their email address to log in. Make sure they have a printed copy of your email address to copy. 


Pupils working at greater depth: Encourage pupils to think about the questions that they will ask the recipient of their email. Make sure they write more than one question.

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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