Google: Bletchley Park

Bletchley Park is considered the home of modern computing. In this unit, 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.

Choose your lesson

Lesson 1: Secret codes

In the first lesson of this unit, children explore a variety of different codes from simple Caesar ciphers to the Enigma code

Lesson 2: Brute force hacking

In this lesson, children learn what 'brute force hacking' is and the importance of secure passwords

Lesson 3: Bletchley Park

In this lesson, children find out about Bletchley during WWII and how the first computer cracked the Enigma code

Lesson 4: Computing heroes

In this lesson, children learn about important historical figures in the field of computing, including Alan Turing, Margaret Hamilton and Steve Jobs

Lesson 5: Computing heroes part 2

In this lesson, children research and present information about a historical computing figure, explaining the impact of their significance

Assess your pupils

Assessment quiz and Knowledge catcher. These can be used at the start of the unit to access where pupils are in their learning as well as the end of the unit to assess progress. Go to assessment resources