Lesson 3: Fact, opinion or belief?

Children learn that just because we see or read something online does not mean that it has to be true, and it is important that they create their own judgements about what they have read.

Before the lesson

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Learning objectives

  • To explain why lots of people sharing the same opinions or beliefs online do not make those opinions or beliefs true

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • 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: Get children to independently create a fact for each image given then work together to create an opinion. 


Pupils working at greater depth: For the independent activity get children to use the printed Activity: Fact, opinion or belief – Greater depth version. 

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progression and understanding


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Sarah Vaughan,  
Computing specialist
Sarah has 13 years of experience teaching in a primary school and leading computing.   She now works as a Subject Matter Expert for the NCCE across the East Midlands. In this role, she supports primary schools with bespoke training…
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