Lesson 3: Web quest

By focusing on key words, children develop their research skills, learning how to quickly find relevant information on a specific topic

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To search effectively

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • 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) to create content that accomplish given goals, including collecting data and information

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Should have a reduced number of questions to research.


Pupils working at greater depth: Should talk through the process as they’re working.

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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