Lesson 4: Routers

Pupils learn about how many different routers are involved when they view a website

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To explore the role of routers

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Understand computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the World Wide Web, and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration
  • Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event

Differentiation

For pupils needing extra support: Reduce the number of websites they will explore.

 

For pupils working at greater depth: Should be encouraged to make conclusions independently before the class discussion.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding

Vocabulary

Created by:
Cat Lamin,  
Computing specialist
Cat was a committed primary school teacher for twelve years. After starting her independent consultancy ‘Crossover Solutions’ she has travelled to Argentina, Brazil and America to share her wealth of knowledge of computer science with other teachers. Her enjoyment for…
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