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Cotmanhay Junior School

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Y5 Term 5 We are bloggers

National curriculum content

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.


Lesson objectives

  1. Share the learning expectations for the unit – poster.
  2. Writing a blog test.
  3. Commenting on blog posts.
  4. Adding images to blog posts.
  5. Working with media.


What we want children to know

  • to become familiar with blogs as a medium and a genre of writing
  • create a sequence of blog posts on a theme
  • incorporate additional media
  • comment on the posts of others
  • develop a critical, reflective view of a range of media, including text


What skills we want children to develop

  • Ample writing opportunities for children to plan, draft and evaluate their own (and others’) writing.
  • The blog activity could replace a diary or journal activity, e.g. the blog of an ancient Greek..



Audience, blog, blogroll, copyright, dashboard, hyperlinks, podcast