Lesson 8: The Internet of Things

Children will learn to identify how data analysis can improve city life

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To identify how data analysis can improve city life

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


Pupils needing extra support: May need help with reading the text on screen or with knowledge of the methods of electricity generation.


Pupils working at greater depth: Should be encouraged to look at the available data (market data, land stats, electrical supply vs demand, population happiness, tax rates, etc) and consider whether they are getting the best use from the land.

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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