Lesson 4: Using RFID

Following on from the previous RFID lesson, this lesson will use Disney's 'MagicBand' as a case study for pupils to gain a more in depth understanding of RFID as well as how to gather and analyse RDID data in real time.

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To gather and analyse data in real time

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


Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Enable these children to work with a partner. Perhaps create a basic spreadsheet with column headers, so they know where to paste the names of rides and the length of the wait.


Pupils working at greater depth: Children may even be able to compare the live wait time with the average wait time (which is also shown on the website), and colour code the cells in the Excel sheet to show if they are above or below average wait times.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
Richard Williams,  
Computing specialist
Richard is a Year 6 Teacher at St. Pancras Primary School. Richard’s passion for teaching was recognised when he received Suffolk’s ‘Raising The Bar’ award for Innovation 2016. With his class he made the world’s first guided VR:360 school tour…
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