Lesson 2: Inaccurate information

Learning that not everything they read online is necessarily true, children learn how to check that information that they find is accurate

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To be aware that not everything online is true

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Use search technologies effectively 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 answer the Blue questions on the online differentiated reading activity and may need to see the success criteria during the main activity to refer back to.


Pupils working at greater depth: Should model good practice for search validity as soon as they click a website.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
Sway Grantham,  
Computing specialist
Sway Grantham (@SwayGrantham) is a Primary School Teacher, a CAS Master Teacher and Specialist Leader in Education for Primary ICT. She also has a BCS Certificate in Computer Science Teaching (Primary). She has written several curricula and conducted research into the…
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