Lesson 2: Adding attachments

Once children have sent an email, they learn how to make them more interesting by using editing features and adding attachments

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To edit email content and add an attachment

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 search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content
  • Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create […] content that accomplish given goals
  • 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: can be supported with navigating two tabs at once for email and image searching. Encourage children to keep their email short so that they can focus on editing the content.


Pupils working at greater depth: Ask pupils to use the hyperlink button to create a link to a website.

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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