Year 3 – Lesson 3 – Hold my place

Curriculum KS2 Unit Lesson

Learners will be introduced to the terms 'templates', 'orientation', and 'placeholders' within desktop publishing software. The learners will create their own magazine template, which they will add content to during the next lesson.

This lesson has been designed on a laptop using Adobe Spark and this is reflected in the screenshots and videos. Teachers may decide to use the Adobe Spark app, or other software such as Canva or Microsoft Publisher.

Learning objectives

To choose appropriate page settings

  • I can define the term 'page orientation'
  • I can recognise placeholders and say why they are important
  • I can create a template for a particular purpose

Package contents

  • Lesson plans
  • Slide decks
  • Learner resources
  • Homework