Lesson 5: Real world roleplay

Children explore the different types of computers that are used in the real world and the roles that they play

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To understand the role of computers

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Recognise common uses of information technology beyond school
  • Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: The order of the activities means two lots of rehearsals before explaining the roles.


Pupils working at greater depth: Challenged by considering what the computers do before acting them out. Can also suggest connections between the different computers.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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