The Internet

In this topic, children learn what the Internet is and how it works. Acting out different processes, children gain a deeper understanding of how data is transferred and how this enables us to view and interact with different websites

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Lesson 1: Networks

Children recap what a network is, learn about the different devices within it, and that the Internet is a network of networks

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Lesson 2: What is the Internet?

Learning that the Internet consists of lots of networks connected together, via wires under the ground and sea, children create a presentation demonstrating what they have learnt

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Lesson 3: A Website’s Journey

Learning that networks connect to the Internet via a router, pupils firstly act out, and then draw a map to show how we are able to share information and images from a website

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Lesson 4: Routers

Children learn how routers connect us to the Internet, explaining how a website reaches a computer

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Lesson 5: Understanding Packets

Through a practical activity, children learn that websites are split into small pieces, sent via the Internet which are encoded with information to get them to the right place

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