Lesson 6: Playing with sound

In this lesson of the unit, children learn the key features of a radio play before then creating and editing a radio play set at Bletchley Park during the war

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To tinker with sound

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 work with a more confident partner to explore Sound Trap/Audacity.


Pupils working at greater depth: Should take note of what different controls do and explain them to the class at the end of the lesson.

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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