Lesson 6: Transferring data

Pupils learn how data can be safely transferred

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To explain how data can be safely transferred

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • 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
  • 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


For pupils needing extra support: Ask to go last as this will enable them to observe their peers and learn from their examples.


Pupils working at greater depth: Should be challenged to consider a way to encode the data so that it is robust enough to cope with packets getting lost, but any packet interception would not be decodable.

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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