Cracking Code Breakers (KS2)
Teach the story of Colossus, the General Post Office, Tommy Flowers and Second World War code breaking in your classroom.Download full Cracking Code Breakers learning resource
CREST SuperStar Challenges
Topics 2 and 3 include British Science Association CREST SuperStar Challenges. Run the Challenges and download CREST SuperStar stickers.
01 – The GPO – The Heart of Communication
Learn how General Post Office engineers worked hard to build Colossus and discuss the skills needed to be an engineer.Read more
02 – Tommy Who?
Learn about sending secret messages and work as a team to gather data and design a machine to solve a problem.Read more
03 – Building Colossus
Learn about the original blueprint for Colossus, how to read a map, design a blueprint and make a scale drawing.Read more
04 – Cryptic Messages
Learn how secret messages were sent using binary code and tapes, design a code and write a cryptic message.Read more
05 – Cracking the Code
Learn how to decipher different codes and work as a team to translate a message from German.Read more
06 – Digital Security
Learn about digital security, discuss how to protect our personal information and what makes a strong password.Read more