Lesson 2: Network safari

Taking a tour around the school, children identify different components of their school network and create a map to show findings

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To recognise the key components of a network

National curriculum

  • 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


For pupils needing extra support: Create a matching sheet of words to pictures to begin with, which they can then use to copy the spellings/words when creating their map.


For pupils working at greater depth: Include the function of each device alongside their map.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
Sway Grantham,  
Computing specialist
Sway Grantham (@SwayGrantham) is a Primary School Teacher, a CAS Master Teacher and Specialist Leader in Education for Primary ICT. She also has a BCS Certificate in Computer Science Teaching (Primary). She has written several curricula and conducted research into the…
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