Year 3 – Lesson 2 – Can you edit it?

Curriculum KS2 Unit Lesson

This lesson will build on last week’s lesson, in which we looked at using images and text to communicate a message effectively. In this lesson we will look at desktop publishing. Learners will think about how to make careful choices regarding font size, colour, and type in an invitation. The use of the Return, Backspace, and Shift keys will be explored and learners will be taught how to type age-appropriate punctuation marks. This will build on the typing skills learned in the Year 1 ‘Digital painting’ unit. Learners will understand that once content has been added, it can be rearranged on the page.

Learning objectives

To recognise that text and layout can be edited

  • I can change font style, size, and colours for a given purpose
  • I can edit text
  • I can explain that text can be changed to communicate more clearly

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