Lesson 3: Bletchley Park

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

Before the lesson

Download classroom resources

Learning objective

  • To understand the importance of Bletchley Park to the World War II war effort

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught that:

  • Use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content
  • 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
  • Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Should be encouraged to use the questionnaire answers as a basis for the pages of their website and focus on creating a clear introduction page and one page with simple information.


Pupils working at greater depth: Should be encouraged to embed images, videos and even surveys into their website as well as information about specific people who worked at Bletchley.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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