Bletchley Park 1

Bletchley Park is considered the home of modern computing. In this 10 week topic, children can discover the history of Bletchley and learn about code breaking and password hacking. They will have the opportunity to demonstrate some of their digital literacy skills by creating presentations about historical figures.

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Lesson 1: Secret Codes

Pupils explore a variety of different codes, from simple caesar ciphers to the Enigma code

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Lesson 2: Brute Force

How easy is it to steal someone’s password? Children learn what brute force hacking is and the importance of secure passwords

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Lesson 3: Bletchley Park

Find out about Bletchley during WWII and how the first computer cracked the Enigma code

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Lesson 4: Computing Heroes

Children learn about important historical figures in the field of computing, including Alan Turing, Margaret Hamilton and Steve Jobs

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Lesson 5: Computing Heroes Part 2

Using their digital literacy skills, pupils research and present information about a historical computing figure, explaining the impact of their significance

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