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

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To research and present information about historical figures in computing

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • 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

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Should be encouraged to discuss their presentation and prepare what they want to say when they present it to the class.


Pupils working at greater depth: Should be encouraged to add information about their historical figure to their Bletchley Park website.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
Cat Lamin,  
Computing specialist
Cat was a committed primary school teacher for twelve years. After starting her independent consultancy ‘Crossover Solutions’ she has travelled to Argentina, Brazil and America to share her wealth of knowledge of computer science with other teachers. Her enjoyment for…
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