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Cotmanhay Junior School

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Y6 Term 1 We are technicians

National curriculum content

Understand computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the World Wide Web; and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration. Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.


Lesson objectives

  1. Use code to communicate.
  2. Find out how computers are connected in school.
  3. Find out how data is passed between computers.
  4. Track the route taken by packets of data on the internet.
  5. Find out how web addresses are converted to numbers.
  6. Find out about security and privacy, and create a poster to share with others.


What we want children to know

  • All information (data) is transmitted and received in a digital, binary format.
  • Networking hardware allows computers to pass data from one to another to create a computer network. These networks connect together to make the internet.
  • Computers connected to the internet provide different services.
  • Understand the basic hardware needed for computer networks to work.


What skills we want children to develop

  • How using the internet properly can empower children to use technology safely and responsibly.
  • Name hardware used in connecting computers together.
  • Understand how data is transmitted via the internet.



Command prompt, internet, IP address, packet of data, the web, webserver, network, Domain Name Service (DNS)