Lesson 5: What is my #TechTimetable like?

Children learn about the positive and negative distractions of technology, explore their own use of technology and whether they may need to reduce the amount of time spent on technology

Before the lesson

Download classroom resources

Learning objectives

  • To explain how technology can be a distraction and identify when I might need to limit the amount of time spent using technology

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: Work with the children in a small group to create their #techtimetables – model creating your own and offer suggestions of tech they may use at home. 


Pupils working at greater depth: Once the #TechTimetables have been created, support other children in thinking of strategies to help reduce the amount of time spent on technology. 

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progression and understanding


Created by:
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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