Package 5-1: Exploring inference - Part 1

This lesson explores inference and how we can use a range of information in an image to make an inference or a conclusion.

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Before your child starts

This lesson explores inference and how we can use a range of information in an image to make an inference or a conclusion.

What your child needs to do

Your child will watch the Part 1 video to explore inference and use their background information and image clues to make an inference.

Throughout the lesson, your child will be asked to pause the video to complete an activity on the activity sheets.

What your child can do next

Your child will be completing a range of activities, including:


  • exploring what inference is
  • exploring what information we might use to make an inference
  • making an inference from an image.

Options for your child

Activity too hard?

Have students look at a range of photographs or images in books. Discuss what might be going on in the photo or picture and what the people or characters might be thinking or feeling.

Activity too easy?

Have your child hunt for clues in a novel they are reading and really become conscious of when they have made an inference.

Extension/additional activity

Your child might make a video explaining inference and giving examples.

Activity sheet 1: Making inferences from an image 1

Your task

Use this image to answer the questions and to make an inference about the image.

Photo by Kyle Head on Unsplash

  • What clues can you see?
  • What questions can you ask?
  • What connections can you make to your background knowledge?
  • What can you infer?

Activity sheet 1: Making inferences from an image 2

Your task

Use this image to answer the questions and to make an inference about the image.

Photos sourced on Unsplash

  • What clues can you see?
  • What questions can you ask?
  • What connections can you make to your background knowledge?
  • What can you infer?
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