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Cotmanhay Junior School

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Y6 Term 6 We are publishers

National Curriculum content

Understand computer networks including the internet and opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration; use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked; select, use and combine a variety of software.


Lesson objectives

  1. Plan the structure of your magazine or yearbook
  2. Decide what content you will include in your magazine or yearbook
  3. Prepare text and images for your magazine or yearbook
  4. Start to create your pages using desktop publishing software
  5. Bring all the pages of your magazine or yearbook together
  6. Review, edit and publish your magazine yearbook


What we want children to know

  • How to manage or contribute to large collaborative projects.
  • To write and review content.
  • Source digital media while demonstrating safe, respectful and responsible use.
  • Design and produce a high-quality document.


What skills we want children to develop

  • Work collaboratively on a large project.
  • Select, use and combine software to present and collect information.
  • Be discerning in evaluating the content they and peers produce.
  • Make use of opportunities for communication and collaboration.



Desktop Publishing (DTP), magazine, yearbook, collaboration, design, images, typeface, layout.